News & Updates

Over 18 safety huddles a week and we’re just getting started

11 April 2019

Luton and Bedfordshire adult mental health wards were the last to trial the Trust’s violence reduction package, spread from Tower Hamlets ward-by-ward across the Trust. Their aim was to reduce physical violence on inpatient wards by 30% by September 2018. Between July and September 2018, progress rapidly improved. Wards started holding regular safety huddles and… Read More



National Award for Trust Project

16 October 2018

Bridging the Bedford Gap is a Quality Improvement project aimed at improving support to those accessing mental health services in Bedfordshire and Luton. They have received the National Mental Health Awards in Liverpool on October 2018. A Trust project launched by mental health service users to support mental health service users has won a prestigious national award…. Read More



ELFT’s approach to improving the quality of life for those we serve

20 June 2018

In this blog, Improvement Advisor Marco Aurelio explains the Population Health approach and describes which projects are currently under way at ELFT. ELFT’s new vision is to improve the population of all we serve. This places us with a much broader remit within our local community and we need to think about how we deliberately… Read More



Bedfordshire & Luton QI Celebration

24 May 2018

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… Read More



QI Project Story: Bridging the Bedford Gap

7 March 2018

Read about how the team overcame challenges and are celebrating achievements in this blog by Felicity Stocker, Satwinder Kaur, James Patrick, Kamila Naseova, Kay Sookun and Evri Anagnostara. The Bridging the Bedford Gap project aims to raise awareness of the Bedfordshire (and Luton) Recovery College (RC), and improving access to it. It aims to encourage diversity, promoting People Participation… Read More



Seeking volunteers for the Luton & Bedfordshire annual QI celebration!

26 January 2018

Are you interested in QI? Would you like some experience in event planning? Would you like a free lunch?! On 22nd May 2018 we will celebrate the progress and achievements of our quality improvement projects in Luton & Bedfordshire. Project teams, Directorate Leaders, interested staff, service users, carers, as well as guest speakers and other… Read More



Successful QI project achieves waiting times reduction

21 December 2017

The Improving Access to Learning Disability OT Service established a QI project with the aim of reducing waiting times for all referrals to 18 weeks. Click on the image to read more details. A successful Quality Improvement (QI) project has achieved a sharp drop in times Learning Disability (LD) service users wait to access a… Read More



Congratulations to Wave 5 ISIA Graduates

15 March 2017

On Tuesday 14 March 2017 our Wave 5 Improvement Science in Action (ISIA) trainees in Bedfordshire & Luton graduated from this six month QI learning programme. Over this period they have been working on a variety of quality improvement work across the two Directorates. The final learning set and graduation day was a great opportunity… Read More



A look back at QI in Bedfordshire & Luton in 2016

19 December 2016

By Ishrat Love-Chowdhury, QI Lead for Luton It’s been an exciting year for QI in Bedfordshire and Luton. With much preparatory work taking place with senior leaders early in the year, the official launch for QI took place in April 2016 with the Annual Conference in the Rufus Centre, followed by a series of roadshows… Read More



Copyright © 2019 East London Foundation Trust. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Booked your place at the Quality Conference yet?  Register Close