Mattering and measurement

I have found this quote by William Edwards Deming to be widely shared by “improvement scientists” involved in healthcare:   My concerns about this aphorism are on a number of levels: Implicitly it … Continue reading Mattering and measurement

IHI International Forum: ‘How to convince your boss’

Next week,  the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is having its International Forum in Florida. I was made aware of this through Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The cost for the conference … Continue reading IHI International Forum: ‘How to convince your boss’

Frailty – nothing about us without us

In September 2016, Professor Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Care at NHS England stated why diagnosing frailty is important: In the same month Professor David Oliver … Continue reading Frailty – nothing about us without us

Improvement science: engineering 42 – ethics 0

In my last post I considered a “thought paper” entitled “The habits of an improver” and welcomed that critical thinking was considered a necessary habit. The word “engineer” or “engineering” … Continue reading Improvement science: engineering 42 – ethics 0

The Muckle Inventors – Littlemill

Chapter 7 of ‘Deeside Tales’: The Muckle Inventors – Littlemill This chapter takes us to the life-blood of Deeside, for its capillaries, like the Girnoc, all flow into the silvery … Continue reading The Muckle Inventors – Littlemill