News & Updates

QI Project Story: Improving the disciplinary process at ELFT

14 May 2018

ELFT’s human resources department has already seen a reduction from 107 days to 52 days in the time taken from start to completion of the process, but other challenges lie ahead. Read this blog by the HR team on how this Quality Improvement project is developing. There has been an increasing focus on the application… Read More



Pursuing enjoyment at work within the ELFT Quality Improvement team

15 March 2018

In this blog, Deeksha Mehta, QI Principle Information Analyst and Project Lead, shares her experience with the Enjoying Work project. We began thinking about improving our enjoyment at work when we kicked of a whole team project in June 2017. Initially we undertook an appreciative inquiry and began to gather some baseline data about whether… Read More



Improving Value for Money

14 September 2017

by Steven Course, Chief Finance Officer, Nynn-Hui Chang & Marco Aurelio, QI Team Improvement Advisors Often the rationale for undertaking QI has focused on doing the right thing, with the main focus not on the financial gain resulting from the improvement work. However increasing pressure on NHS budgets and rising patient demand is putting a… Read More



Breaking the Rules

2 June 2017

In March 2017, a campaign at ELFT encouraged all staff to “break the rules”. Endorsed by Dr Navina Evans (Chief Executive) and Dr Kevin Cleary (Chief Medical Officer), staff were encouraged to highlight the bureaucratic, unnecessary and petty rules that are getting in the way of our work. By highlighting and then eliminating these rules… Read More



Successes and lessons from the first year of the QI Programme

16 October 2015

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Farewell to our QI Fellows

3 August 2015

Our three departing QI Clinical Fellows write about their experience of working on the Trust’s QI programme for the last 12 months.



Meet your Quality Improvement Team

1 September 2014

In August we were delighted to welcome 4 new members to the QI team. Tsana Rawson, Dr Juliette Brown and Dr Genevieve Holt joined as Quality Improvement Clinical Fellows and will be with us on secondment for 12 months, becoming experts in QI and supporting frontline QI projects across the Trust. Forid Alom also joined as… Read More



Microsite Update

7 July 2014

The QI microsite is evolving and the audience continues to grow with over 9000 page views now, some of these from as far as Australia and Brazil. We’ve revamped the Your QI Project section so you can now follow some step by step guides for Starting a QI project and once you’ve got that far,… Read More



Improving the Trust induction

30 June 2014

ELFT Induction Coordinator Natalie Moyanah writes about the recent quality improvements made to the Trust’s staff induction Our induction is now comprised as a one day session for all members of staff to gain a perspective of the Trust with an emphasis on conveying the Trust’s values of respect, care and inclusion. The current induction has changed from one based… Read More



Clinical Audit – what’s happening?

13 May 2014

We’re currently reviewing our programme of clinical audit, as part of our Quality Improvement Programme. Our aims have been to: Stop doing any audits that aren’t adding value to our efforts to improve quality of care Find smarter ways of doing audits that we report to external organisations so that we don’t need to ask… Read More



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