Lean Healthcare Overview

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The Lean Healthcare Overview is a practical introduction to Lean, the philosophy and the tools. It is the best way to start learning about Lean.

This e-learning course shows how best Lean practice from manufacturing can be applied successfully in primary and secondary care, as well as across wider health and social care communities. It covers the origins of Lean thinking, its development in the healthcare sector and maps out how Lean can be applied to solve current issues.

Virtual College has specialised in lean training for over a decade; and drawing on our experience of lean techniques in manufacturing industry, began work with partners in the NHS. Our specialist NHS lean consultants now work in hospitals across the UK developing best practice. For more information about how they implement lean techniques in a healthcare setting, visit the Lean Healthcare Academy.

Lesson Plan


  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Lean
  • History and Waste
  • Lean Healthcare
  • Lean Tools
  • Culture Change
  • The Next Step



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This e-learning course is aimed at anyone working in the health and social care sector who would like an overview of Lean (it may also be useful to anyone outside of this sector, who would like an introduction to Lean).

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course

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