News & Updates

The IHI are coming to visit!

23 September 2016

We’re delighted that our strategic partners, the IHI, will be visiting the Trust from 3rd – 5th October. In their third annual visit Derek Feeley, Robert Lloyd and Pedro Delgado are eager to learn about our continued progress with QI  and offer us further strategic guidance and support. Over the week they will meet with people across the… Read More



QI SRRP Trainee Conference

12 August 2016

On the 3rd August 2016 Psychology trainees on placement with ELFT gathered for their QI Clinical Psychology Service Related Research Projects (SRRP) conference. The conference was a chance for all trainees to share with each other and guests, the quality improvement work they had been involved in as part of their placement with ELFT. Projects included… Read More



ELFT Hosts The IHI Summer Camp

17 June 2016

  What was it? As a strategic partner of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), ELFT recently hosted the IHI Summer Camp. During this annual 3 day event, IHI’s international strategic partners come together to share and develop their approaches to QI. ELFT prepared an agenda based around the integration of Mental and Physical Health;… Read More



Our 2nd Annual QI Conference

23 March 2016

Our 2016 Annual QI Conference was held on Tuesday 22 March. On the day we welcomed 350 people to our East London venue West Ham United, 100 people to the Rufus Centre in Bedfordshire and a few hundred more watching online via our live webstream of the event. Thank you to our keynote speakers Jason… Read More



2016 QI Conference Poster Presentations

22 March 2016

Please find all posters presented at our 2016 Annual QI Conference below. We held a competition before the event for people to vote on their favourite poster, the winner was announced at the conference on 22nd March as Reducing the length of time it takes to complete the disciplinary process. Please learn more about all… Read More



Recent visit from the IHI

7 October 2015

Early in October we were delighted to welcome colleagues from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) back to the Trust. The IHI are our partners in this quality improvement journey, and Derek Feeley, Robert Lloyd and Pedro Delgado offer us strategic guidance and support for QI on a regular basis.



Jason Leitch visits ELFT

4 September 2015

In early September we were delighted to welcome Jason Leitch to the Trust. Jason is the National Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality in the Scottish Government. We have learnt a lot from the approach to QI the NHS in Scotland has taken and Jason was eager to see how we are progressing with QI. During… Read More



IHI Masterclass on Scale Up and Spread

1 June 2015

On 1st June we were delighted to be joined by Dr Pierre Barker, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Pierre delivered a masterclass on the scale up and spread of improvement to an audience including wave 1 and 2 improvement science in action graduates. His presentation Getting Results at Scale is available to download here…. Read More



Our ELFT Experience Day

27 April 2015

By Edil Ahmed, External Communications & Engagement Officer On the 21  April, the Trust hosted an ELFT ‘Experience Day’ as a part of the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Over 60 people attended the event, with international guests from as far afield as Singapore, Qatar and Peru. In the morning attendees heard about… Read More



Learning about QI in Canterbury, NZ

27 April 2015

By Mason Fitzgerald, Director of Corporate Affairs On a recent trip back home to New Zealand, I had the pleasure of spending a day with colleagues at the Canterbury District Health Board (the commissioner and main provider of acute, mental health and community services in the South Island).



Our first QI Conference

19 March 2015

Over 270 staff, governors, service users and external partners came together in Hackney Town Hall on 10 March for a half-day conference. They came to share some of the work that has taken place in the first year of the Quality Improvement programme.



How To Implement Credible QI Projects…

12 February 2015

We were delighted to welcome Dr Don Goldmann to our QI wave 2 learning set at Hackney Town Hall this week. [wpvideo pgkvRSOD]



ELFT Quality workshop for external partners

27 January 2015

In January we were pleased to host an External Partners Quality Improvement workshop.  Healthcare organisations from across the UK including the Health Foundation, Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare, Salford Royal and Camden CCG joined the Trust to share their improvement strategies.



Annual QI Conference 2015

16 January 2015

We want to extend an early invitation to you to attend our first Quality Improvement annual conference taking place in March. We launched our Quality Improvement Programme in February 2014 and this one-year follow-up will present our work over the first year and our plans going forwards.



National Voices CEO Jeremy Taylor’s visit to the Trust

8 December 2014

Tsana Rawson, QI Clinical Fellow writes about the visit of National Voices CEO to the Trust.  In November we welcomed Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices who are the leading coalition of health and social care charities in the UK. We were delighted to showcase some of the amazing work we have done at… Read More



Stopping work of lower value, where are we now? 

1 September 2014

In May 2014 we invited every team to identify activities that provided little value to patients or staff and could be stopped.  We’re now pleased to get back to you with some initial results from this work. It was really encouraging to see how many people took the time to think about this.  But we… Read More



Institute for Healthcare Improvement visit the Trust

7 July 2014

We marked the start of our multi-year partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in June, when 3 of their senior executives visited the Trust.  In a jam packed 3 days, Derek Feeley (Executive Vice President) , Pedro Delgado (Executive Director) and Bob Lloyd (Executive Director) met with over 200 staff, patients, carers and external… Read More



QI Roadshow Series Draws to a Close

7 July 2014

Over the last four months we have conducted a total of 26 roadshows at 15 sites across the length and breadth of the Trust.  We have given over 750 staff, service users and carers a flavour of what it feels like to use continuous improvement methodology to tackle quality problems.  And it has been inspiring… Read More



Secretary of State praises the Trust’s QI Programme

13 May 2014

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzG_rKgKKBc&w=560&h=315] Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt recently visited Joshua Ward in City and Hackney. During the visit Mr Hunt recorded a video message to congratulate ELFT on our Quality Improvement programme, and ambitious objective to provide the highest quality mental health and community care by 2020.



Stopping Work of Lower Value

13 May 2014

The QI programme is about working differently, not harder.  In order to be able to truly focus on quality we are encouraging everyone to think about how to work differently and challenge the status quo, driven by what matters most to our patients and staff. In May Dr Navina Evans, Director of Operations, wrote to… Read More



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