News & Updates

Launch of Bedfordshire Community Health Service QI

2 October 2019

Bedfordshire Community Health Service launched their QI work with their first QI Forum on September 13th. The Forum was attended by Directorate leads, QI Sponsors, Coaches and project leads and began by discussing how they can support QI in the directorate. Liz Dawson, Clinical Director, said there was “a lot of enthusiasm and ideas on… Read More

An open letter from Saxonnorse Roman to ELFT

20 September 2019

Saxonnorse Roman is a Service User on Limehouse ward and he is on the project team for “Lets talk about Sex”. Saxonnorse wrote an open letter to the Trust, patients, service users, carers and staff about what his involvement in this project was and his experience as a Service User at ELFT.

People Participation

20 September 2019

Jamie Stafford, Improvement Advisor, discusses what we have done at ELFT to encourage and further service users and carers participation in QI projects. Within our organisation we’ve spent much of the last year thinking about service users and carer participation in QI projects. We have learnt that when this is ‘done right’ it can have… Read More

People Participation at Wave 9 ILP

20 September 2019

On the 10th of September 150 ELFT staff members,  service users and carers began Wave 9 of the Improvement Leaders Programme. The programme is a fantastic opportunity for learning about quality improvement and applying the method to solve real-life complex quality issues. People Participation in QI has been shown to be a major influence on… Read More

Improving Access to Community Mental Health Team Buildings Central Beds – A Service User led QI project

20 September 2019

This month we sat down with Bob Cazley, a service user from Bedfordshire who is Project Lead on the only active Service User led and coached QI project here at ELFT. He told us about the project and about how important Service User involvement is in QI. Bob Cazley is a service user at East… Read More

Clinical psychologists present QI projects at the Service Related Research Project Conference

12 September 2019

The Quality Improvement Service Related Research Project (QI SRRP) Annual Conference took place on Wednesday 28th August. Cohort 4 of the programme is composed of trainees from UEL, UCL, Royal Holloway and Hertfordshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology postgraduate courses working in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Bedfordshire & Luton. Dr Erasmo Tacconelli, Consultant Clinical Psychologist… Read More

Quality Improvement projects delivering improvement in Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service!

12 September 2019

Great news from Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Services, with two Quality Improvement projects recently achieving improvement One project is focusing on increasing access to genetic testing, which is important so people can find out why they have a learning disability, and if they need help with other health problems that be associated with their… Read More

Building connections and partnerships in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

22 July 2019

Jamie Stafford, Improvement Advisor and Fiona Stockley, Business and Performance manager discuss their project for a population of adolescents at risk of self-harming.   One of the features of the triple aim work that CAMHS are most proud of so far has been engaging with schools and other local stakeholders and building trusting relationships. So… Read More

Directorate updates – Triple Aim

19 July 2019

This month we caught up with project teams across the directorates to check in with all the work they’re doing on Triple Aim projects City and Hackney The City and Hackney Triple Aim team have analysed their three part data review (6 service user and staff interviews, one neighbourhood focus group, neighbourhood case studies, and… Read More

July Trustwide QI Forum: People Participation in QI

19 July 2019

This month’s Trustwide QI forum focused on people participation. Project teams from across the Trust came together to share their project experiences demonstrating the positive impact people participation has had on their QI projects. Taking place in Youthscape, Luton, the forum took the form of a World Café. Project teams presented their projects to a… Read More

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