I have been re-reading the pledges made in the Manesto of the Coalition from the Rose Garden days. In the wake of the 2008 problems everyone seemed to agreed that there should be cuts in public spending. But no one actually mentioned any philosophy which indicated an Idealogy called Lean. I also have been reading a book called “Lean for Dummies”. The idea of waste being a big thing in the Lean process. So we have this extract from the pledges made in 2010.

“The Conservatives pledged to increase spending in the NHS while the Liberal Democrats concentrated on the reallocation of funds within the NHS to front-line services. The Conservatives also stated that they intended to cut NHS bureaucracy by one third, while the Liberal Democrats stated that they planned to reduce the size of the Department of Health by half. Increased spending is the one area of policy in which agreement has been confirmed as the Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement stated that the parties agree the funding for the NHS should increased each year of the Parliament.”
Its all really about time and motion-an idea going back nearly a hundred years.