Green, Lean and Clean: New Approaches to Theatre Resource

12:45 - 13:15

This session demonstrates one example of how the National Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD) are transforming, redesigning and improving services across NHS Scotland, with a specific objective of doing more with less in one of their most expensive and valuable patient environments. 

In this session, the CfSD will stress the importance of clinical leadership at the heart of change, working across the whole team and how bringing to bear traditional improvement approaches, in conjunction with innovation, challenges the myths that prevent or inhibit improvement. 

By ensuring alignment to the sustainable care theme, the CfSD will showcase how they are nationally leading on supporting boards around theatre resources. Through a robust clinical leadership model that is underpinned by speciality delivery groups and working collaboratively with the National Elective Coordination Unit, Innovation and National Green Theatre programmes will show how measurable and sustainable improvement can be achieved.  

In this session, delegates will find out more about: 

  • Establishing a Blueprint for High Volume Cataract Surgery, for how Health Boards can engage to adopt the best-of-the-best approach to cataract surgery to maximise throughput of patients; 

  • Driving Day Surgery in a post-COVID environment; 

  • Digital Theatre Scheduling. Exploring work underway in NHS Forth Valley and  NHS Lothian to identify whether innovation can support improved processes to maximise usage of theatre resources; and  

  • The National Green Theatre Programme and how the work championed by NHS Highland is being upscaled across Scotland. 


Rory Mackenzie

Interim Deputy National Clinical Director / Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, NHS Golden Jubilee – Centre for Sustainable Delivery / NHS Lanarkshire

Rory is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Interim Deputy National Clinical Director at the Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD).

David McDonald

Head of Programme, NHS Golden Jubilee – Centre for Sustainable Delivery / NHS Lanarkshire

David graduated as a physiotherapist in 2001 and became the lead orthopaedic physiotherapist in 2005 within Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

Rosanne McQueen

National Improvement Advisor, NHS Golden Jubilee – Centre for Sustainable Delivery / NHS Lanarkshire

A nurse by profession, Rosanne specialised in perioperative practice for many years before moving into governance in 2012, where she held a number of positions in a variety of NHS health boards across UK.

Kenneth Barker

Consultant Anaesthetist/Clinical Lead for Sustainability NHSH, NHS Highland

Kenneth Barker trained in anaesthesia in Dundee and Sweden. He has been a consultant in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness since 2000, and in recent years developed an interest in environmental issues and sustainable medicine.