News & Updates

QI/QA Department ‘tests’ remote working

23 March 2020

On Friday the 13th March (was that a sign?) we conducted our first ‘test’ of total remote working. Little did we know then that this way of working would quickly become the norm for millions of workers across the globe. It became apparent that we would need to do a longer test. So, based on… Read More

QI-Lite cherry picking techniques and tools

17 March 2020

Using an Appreciative Enquiry with Cancer and Palliative Care Nurses. Dr. Sara Rasool, from Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Lead for Community Health Psychology Services. (Beds and Luton), updated the QI Department on how the use of an Appreciative Enquiry helped her and her team reflect at their team Away Day in February. Adopting tools… Read More

Daily Improvement at Pocket QI

26 February 2020

In Module one of Pocket QI our Improvement Advisors, Jamie and Michelle, taught the delegates a range of tools. During this latest cohort the delegates were set the task of practicing at least one tool before coming back for module two. Notably one delegate used a pareto chart to look at which which diagnoses are… Read More

Making QI a way of being

26 February 2020

In October 2019, Craig Donohoe, a QI Coach and Service User, aptly summarised the sentiment that was being echoed from different parts of the organisation – “QI should be a way of being” The way we do quality improvement work at ELFT has been expanding to include everyday improvement activities that happen outside of formal… Read More

QI Essentials: Beyond Projects

25 November 2019

Improvement is now becoming a way of life and a way of being. How do we hold onto and strengthen our approach to QI projects?…Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials Blog..   Since we began our quality improvement journey in 2013-14, QI projects have been the mechanism through which we have achieved breakthrough… Read More

How are you using your QI skills?

27 June 2019

Did you know that over 2000 people have now undertaken QI training at ELFT?  And nearly 1000 are currently involved in QI projects to tackle some of the organisation’s most complex problems.  That amounts to a lot of people using their QI skills! Using the structure of a QI project is the best method for… Read More

The Pareto Principle

31 October 2014

The Pareto Principle describes that 20% of the sources cause 80% of any problem. It is a tool to help remind you to focus on the 20% that matter; which will have the greatest impact if solved.

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