Service Improvement in Microbiology: Why, What and How

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Working in partnership with the Department of Health (DH) Pathology Programme, NHS Improvement supported a number of microbiology teams to learn how Lean methodology can enable the service to achieve improvements to support the QIPP, (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) transformation programme.


This learning guide provides microbiology teams with the basic tools to make changes to their processes, along with insight into how colleagues have used these tools across the whole patient pathway.