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October 2010 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

Rehab Gets Heard!
by Dean Metz
Yesterday I was given the task of taking a member of the commissioning board out on some house calls. Remember, there are two boards here in the NHS; one is for clinical governance and the other for the commissioning of services. The commissioners decide Read More...
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Departmental Presentation
by Dean Metz
I had mentioned last week how I had seven minutes to present to top management how well our falls clinic had been doing over the past year, what challenges we faced, and how we planned to address them over the next year. This is part of the Toyota/Virginia Read More...
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Far East Approach to Falls Clinic
by Dean Metz
A hospital in Seattle, the Virginia Mason Institute, has been promoting lean management ideas. They are based on principles the Toyota motor company has employed to revolutionize manufacturing, but the approach has been geared to health care. The NHS Read More...
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Talking His Rehab Language
by Dean Metz
I received an email with an attachment ( www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_119998.pdf ) that outlines how "Payment by Results" will work in the new NHS scheme. They spend a lot of time talking about Read More...
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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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