News & Updates

#ELFTin1Voice performs at Nesta Health 2019

16 July 2019

ELFT’s service user and staff choir group #ELFTin1voice performed at the opening of Nesta Health 2019 – The Future of People Powered Health event, which took place in London on 15 July. The group performed “See me as I am”, by Leanne Sedin and trainee psychiatrist and rapper Mandeep Singh. The piece was specially composed… Read More



Highlights from our Quality Conference

21 May 2019

On Tuesday 14th May we were delighted to welcome over 400 people, including staff, service users, carers, governors and external guests to the 5th ELFT Quality Conference. This year’s event was special because it was co-designed with service users and carers, who helped shape the overall theme of the event as well as the content… Read More



ELFTin1Voice perform ‘See me as I am’

20 May 2019

  A group of staff and service users from across the trust came together in one voice to give a rousing performance ending the morning of the 2019 Quality Conference. Over the past few months, singers met in Bedford and London to learn a specially composed piece of music by choir leader Leanne Sedin which… Read More



Community Health Services QI Celebration

20 November 2018

Each directorate in ELFT has had the privilege of spending some time with our partners from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) during their annual visit to ELFT in 2018. Words by Nynn Chang, Improvement Advisor. This year was a very special one for Community Health Services. It was the first time we hosted a… Read More



QI monthly newsletter – October 2018 edition

25 October 2018

Our October 2018 newsletter is out! Watch the highlights of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) annual visit to ELFT and hear reflections from Don Berwick and other members of the IHI team. Click here to access the interactive newsletter >>  



Annual IHI visit to ELFT

10 October 2018

On Tuesday 16th October we are delighted to welcome our partners from IHI to the Trust for a three day visit. This is the fifth time the IHI team have joined us for an annual visit. This year we’re pleased to welcome Derek Feeley, Pedro Delgado, Bob Lloyd and Trissa Torres and look forward to… 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



Quality Conference 2018 highlights

25 April 2018

Over 400 people, including ELFT staff, service users, carers, governors as well as external guests, attended the annual Quality conference on 24th April 2018.  Below you can read about the highlights of the day. The ELFT Quality Conference 2018 was composed of powerful presentations, the revelation of the trust’s new mission statement and inspiring conversations. In… Read More



Call for volunteers – Conference planning + ELFT Beats! drumming group

15 February 2018

Want to gain experience in event delivery? Want a chance to perform with our very own ELFT Beats! Drummers (who performed at the Staff Awards at the Barbican)? If you said yes to one of those questions this might be the right opportunity for you. You can choose one or both of the below: Conference… 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



IHI reflect on their annual visit to ELFT

24 October 2017

In October 2017 our strategic partners, the IHI, returned to ELFT for their fourth annual visit. Derek Feeley, Pedro Delgado and Bob Lloyd met with service users and staff groups across the Trust to hear and see how QI is being embedded into the organisation.



Introducing our Service User and Carer QI Project Meeting Role Plays

13 October 2017

In the lead up to the 2017 annual quality conference some of our service users and carers came together to plan an hour long conference breakout session. They developed a session that included information on getting involved with People Participation at ELFT. Also looking at opportunities, benefits and barriers for service users and carers involved… Read More



Annual IHI visit to ELFT

3 October 2017

On Wednesday 11th October we are delighted to welcome our partners from IHI to the Trust for a three day visit. This is the forth time Derek, Bob and Pedro have visited us in East London to offer support and guidance on our QI journey. Hundreds of staff, service users and carers will be meeting… Read More



Steve Swensen visiting the Trust

12 September 2017

This week we are delighted to welcome Professor Steve Swensen to ELFT.  Steve is Medical Director for Professionalism and Peer Support at Intermountain Healthcare, and was previously Medical Director for Leadership at the Mayo Clinic. He has written and researched extensively on clinical engagement, enjoying work and staff burnout and you can find some of… Read More



Clinical Psychology QI SRRP Annual Conference

7 August 2017

On Wednesday 2nd August Clinical Psychologists from across the Trust came together for their QI SRRP Annual Conference. Service Related Research Projects (SRRP) are undertaken by all trainee Psychologists at ELFT and are focused on quality improvements to their service. Our trainees presented their QI work from the last 12 months, sharing improvement work happening… Read More



Building capacity and capability – The REALLY BIG challenge

10 May 2017

Dr Amar Shah, ELFT and Dr David Williams, IHI delivered this session during the 2017 International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare conference. For more video presentations from the 2017 event please visit our International Forum Collection>>



ELFT Experience Day

3 May 2017

On 26 April 2017 ELFT hosted 150 international visitors on an Experience Day as part of the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare event in London. Visitors attended from a variety of countries, including; Angola, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Finland and Norway During the morning session delegates heard more… Read More



Our Annual QI Conference

4 April 2017

We held our Annual QI Conference in East London on Friday 31 March. The event brought together staff, service users, carers and interested external partners to celebrate from 3 years of QI at ELFT. After a welcome address from Mary Elford, ELFT Vice Chair, Dr Amar Shah and James Innes gave an overview of the… Read More



IHI Forum 2016

3 January 2017

Leigh Bell – People Participation Lead, Newham It was with some trepidation that I met with some of the Senior Executive Team at Gatwick airport prior to our flight to Orlando on Friday 2nd December. There was a lot of time to kill a the airport, but pretty early on I was relieved (and somewhat… Read More



The IHI’s annual visit to ELFT

20 October 2016

Our strategic partners, the IHI, came to visit the Trust from the 3rd – 5th October. Derek Feeley, Robert Lloyd, Pedro Delgado, Pierre Barker and Yael Gill met with patient and staff groups and visited various directorates across the Trust to learn how we are embedding QI in all areas. Watch the video to see… Read More



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