Where can I go for further help on rapid improvement events?

There is plenty of help available on RIEs, although most of it comes from the acute sector, the ideas are transferable to any care setting.

Within the NHS Institute we can provide support to direct your enquiries. Please contact us via rie@institute.nhs.uk, or review the NHS Institute’s main lean thinking webpages at http://www.institute.nhs.uk/lean.

There are a number of forums, such as the Lean Healthcare Network or the lean thinking sub-group of CHAIN3 (email-based improvement support network).

Companies who facilitate RIEs

The following list of companies are known by the NHS Institute to offer RIE facilitation services and have experience in healthcare. This list is by no means exhaustive nor is any company listed endorsed in any way by Institute.