24 May 2018

Bedfordshire & Luton QI Celebration

On Tuesday 22 May our Bedfordshire and Luton Directorates held their annual QI celebration event at Kings House.

The event brought together 120 staff, service users, carers and external partners to share learning and achievement in quality improvement over the last year.

Presentations included an overview of QI in the Directorates and plans for the coming year, where we premiered the QI in Bedfordshire and Luton collections on the QI microsite, along with their interactive training dashboards.

Our service user led QI project ‘Bridging the Bedford Gap’ shared their work on raising awareness of the Bedfordshire Recovery College, and all delegates worked on a Force Field Analysis to help us think about more ways to get our service users and carers involved in QI.

We heard about Inpatient Innovations from ward staff in Luton and Bedfordshire. Psychology teams shared their work on reducing waiting times for first appointments, and reducing referral to assessment times in Luton and Bedford Community Mental Health teams.

Following a video message from our Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans, our keynote speaker Dr Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer at NHS England, gave an inspiring presentation on ‘Rocking the boat and staying in it: Bringing change to health and healthcare’, followed by a panel discussion with Helen and local leaders.

One of the highlights of the day was a performance of ‘Change is gonna come’ by Marie Miller, who brought the house down singing an adapted version of the song with QI lyrics (thanks to Charmaine Elliot), check it out on Twitter!

You can find access all slides on the QI microsite and see highlights from the event in the short video below. We look forward to more great QI work coming out of Bedfordshire and Luton in 2018!

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