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  1. The spaghetti diagram is a tool to help establish the optimum layout for a department or ward. Its use exposes inefficient layouts and identifies unnecessary distances between key steps.

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  2. Reducing and managing variation enables systems to become more predictable and easier to manage so allowing improvements. This guide identifies how to do this with a series of tools.

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  3. Six Thinking HatsĀ® is a simple yet powerful tool created by Edward De Bono based on a principle of parallel thinking: everyone thinking in the same direction, from the same perspective, at the same time.

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  4. An extension of the simple rules tool. Provocations can help you unlock thinking and identify new ideas for any situation where you perceive a need for some fresh thinking.

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  5. An approach to help you identify and articulate clear, focused goals with clinical leadership and to help you think about how you can communicate the potential outcomes of your project to others.

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  6. This tool helps you identify, and then break some of the thinking that maintains the status quo - preventing you from moving forward and improving

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  7. This model provides a structure and method to develop effective measures in practice and was designed to complement the Model for Improvement and PDSA cycle.

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  8. A way to help you identify the true strength of the relationship between the cause and effect of two variables and factors before making changes in practice

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  9. An easy to use, structured form of communication that enables information to be transferred accurately between individuals.

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  10. A way of managing a significant proportion of emergency patients on the same day without admission to a hospital bed, giving the opportunity to better manage patient flow, improve patient experience and reduce acute hospital admissions.

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  11. A way of managing a significant proportion of emergency patients on the same day without admission to a hospital bed, giving the opportunity to better manage patient flow, improve patient experience and reduce acute hospital admissions.

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  12. Small experiments that can help to probe what is happening in a complex system where the outcomes of making a change are not predictable.

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  13. A structured approach for reflecting on the work of a group and identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement

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  14. Graphs which display time-series data are helpful tools for being able to understand and communicate variation in a process.

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  15. By repeatedly asking the question 'why?' (use five as a rule of thumb), you can quickly identify the source of an issue or problem, allowing you to focus resources in the right areas.

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