NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood

NHS Blood & Transplant employs over 5,000 people in over 200 locations across the UK. This remarkable organisation provides a blood and transplantation service  to  the  NHS,  looking  after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood,  organs,  tissues, bone marrow and stem cells, and researching new treatments and processes.

Manufacturing operations have been transformed in recent years and manufacturing and testing sites have been consolidated. A new, integrated  supply  chain  approach  has  helped  balance supply and demand.

This visit  is being hosted  at the manufacturing and  processing centre in Plymouth Grove, Manchester  and    it will provide an insight into how this incredible organisation has developed and applied a programme of continuous improvement  within  a  diverse  and  highly  complex  organisation.  NHS Blood & Transplant has a unique role within the wider NHS of saving and improving lives through relationships and services delivered to both volunteer donors and hospitals.

During the visit you will:

  • Understand the NHS Blood & Transplant Continuous Improvement journey that has been supported by lean principles.
  • See first-hand how processes have been improved in different settings of manufacturing, laboratory and support functions using continuous improvement principles
  • Understand how continuous improvement functions are responding to business needs and cultural challenges.
  • Understand how the organisation’s external partnerships and exchange forums contribute to the continuation and development of best practice

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean Principles … Continuous Improvement … Cultural challenges … External partnerships

Visit agenda

10.00 Arrival and Signing In

10.15 Welcome & Introductions

10.40 NHSBT Manchester – our Lean Journey

11.10 Virtual Reality – Vein to Vein

11:40 Tour of Donor Centre

12.30 Networking Lunch

13.15 Tour of Manufacturing

14:00 Tour of Hospital Services

14.45 Q & A

15:15 Feedback session