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Doing More With Less

8th June 2010

What is ‘Doing More With Less’?

‘Doing More With Less’ (DMWL) is a one day seminar delivered by and for senior leaders in the NHS and the independent healthcare sector. DMWL offers a platform to explore the pressing question of how to deliver better clinical outcomes and higher staff and patient satisfaction within the context of falling budgets.

‘Doing More with Less’ is designed to address this question head on. Senior leaders, clinicians, operating managers and financiers from both the NHS and outside now have an opportunity to sit down together and work out some answers to the question: how, really, practically do we do more with less?

This means thinking about board responsibility, leadership, process improvement, and people engagement - and how to put that all together in a way that makes sense for staff and improves care for patients.

Delegates at DMWL have the opportunity to learn from senior NHS figures about the real challenges facing the NHS and how to meet them, discover how to cut costs while improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, hear case studies where clinically driven improvements have saved millions per hospital per annum, understand how to engage staff in the process improvements integral to delivering quality healthcare and network with NHS and independent managers facing similar pressures.

Contributors are drawn from Independent and NHS providers from both here and the USA; including Picker Institute Europe, Human Capital Valuation and RealTime Health.

Doing More With Less Manchester 2010

The keynote speaker at Doing More With Less 2010 will be David Fillingham CBE, Chief Executive of the AQuA.

AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance) was launched in spring 2010 to provide co-ordinated support to organisations across NHS North West to spread best practice and to develop improvement capability.

David will be sharing his experience of operational improvement and will advise on how to get the best out of current resources. David will also outline how the AQuA will be working to support quality improvement in safety, effectiveness and patient experience in the North West.

Mark Jarman-Howe, Director of the “Effective Workforce Programme” for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will bring his experience of driving improvement initiatives at the Trust. He will examine effective workforce planning linked to activity and capacity planning processes and how to leverage the power of information by identifying appropriate, clinically credible metrics mapped to desired outcomes. Mark will look at various case studies including the Perfect Ward project.

Byron Woodmansee, Head of Partner Support at Circle, will address how Circle have developed a culture of ownership across all their sites – including those that are wholly owned by Circle and those that are operated within the NHS, including the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, the UK's largest Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISCT). Circle is Europe’s largest partnership of healthcare professionals.

Andrew Murphy, formerly COO & Director of Performance at the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust, now a Director of Kingsgate.  Andrew’s primary focus is public sector restructuring, organisational change, performance improvement and delivery. He will speak on his successful track record of delivering complex change including multi-million pound cash releasing savings whilst improving quality.

DMWL Manchester will also feature speakers from Picker Institute Europe, RealTime Health and Human Capital Valuation.

Previous DMWL Seminars

Our most recent seminar, hosted at BMA House London, featured a keynote address from Stephen O’Brien CBE Chair of Barts and the London NHS Trust. Stephen used his keynote speech to address the ongoing cut backs faced by the NHS and whether the required savings could be made without compromising patient care.

Dr Mona Bitar, an operations partner at KPMG took a different approach and asked ‘What would private equity make of your trust?’ and asked whether trusts should in fact be doing less with less.

Rachael Magnani, responsible for the overall performance of the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, the UK's largest Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISCT), discussed how the approach used by Circle to engage and enrol clinicians in the management of the facility has led to cost savings, as well as both clinical and financial performance improvement.

Dr Jess Boyer, a clinician who has been turning around clinical services and hospitals in the USA for nearly 25 years offered his views on how to reduce length of stay.

Sheena MacCormick, a senior project manager within the surveys team of Picker Institute Europe, explored the use of staff survey data in more detail, focusing on results by role.
Four parallel workstreams ran through the afternoon - led by the key speakers - on engaging people, getting the most out of staff survey data, reducing length of stay and the role of the non-executive board members.

Delegates included:

  • Chief Nursing Officers / Chief Nurses
  • Heads of Clinical Governance
  • Directors of Service Improvement
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Divisional Nurses, Acute & Family Services
  • Managing Directors
  • Business Support Managers
  • Length of Stay Project Managers

Delegates were drawn from institutions in both the public and private sector, including the NHS Institution for Innovation and Improvement, Barts and The London NHS Trust, the Princess Grace Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Camden.


DMWL London 2010 was regarded as well organised and presented with worthwhile speakers and workshops. Delegates agreed that they had learnt things which they could put into action straight away and things they could take away and share with colleagues.

Comments include:

“DMWL gave us time to reflect on and discuss actions required in our own organisations and the opportunity to reflect on current practices”

“DMWL offered practical actions to take away and discuss with colleagues – for example how to support front line staff, sharing their achievements, the ‘ongoing change’ they are doing etc.”

“Most useful day I have attended in a long time”

"Very good speakers"

"Good mix of Public and Private sector"

"Time to think and discuss things that really matter"

"Focus of the topic area in relation to the challenges we face"

"Great opportunity to explore the possibility of achieving more value for our time with limited resources"


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Kate Pickering

Tuesday 8th June 2010 @ 16:23

When is Doing More With Less Manchester 2010?

Martine Hamilton

Wednesday 9th June 2010 @ 8:02

6 July.... please check events page for further details

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Article Information

Title: Doing More With Less
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 15073
Date Added: 8th Jun 2010


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