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We are one of only five trusts in the UK to work with the prestigious Virginia Mason Institute on a programme we know as the Leeds Improvement Method. The partnership was announced in July 2015 against a backdrop of a system refocusing on quality improvement within tighter financial constraints in healthcare.
This is a five year partnership to support accelerated transformation in quality.
In summary, the Leeds Improvement Method:
- Is Patient-focussed
- Is the application of observation and data analysis tools, to describe how patients experience our services
- Supports staff to systematically remove waste
- Promotes zero defects and zero harm for patients
- Uses a disciplined timeframe
- Encourages participation and respect for each other as equals