What’s in an RPIW Report Out?

The first question is ‘what’s an RPIW?’. RPIW is an acronym for a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop. It is an event, usually lasting for several days, at which a clinical team focuses on improvement work. There’s a pdf document developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the US which offers some FAQs on similar…

Applying Lean to CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are under pressure. Despite investment in the UK in recent years, demand often seems to outstrip supply. This may be because increased resource brings rising expectations, and higher referral rates. An excellent presentation by Ian Dufton, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, provides good evidence that Lean approaches can…