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Training Student Nurses in QI

8 June 2017

At ELFT a large part of our work around QI focuses on developing improvement skills in our staff, service users & carers so that they can lead QI work.  But what about building skills in groups of people who will soon be joining the organisation? A great example of this is our student nurses at… Read More



Congratulations to our Wave 6 ISIA graduates!

21 March 2017

Its been a busy couple of weeks for QI at ELFT. Last week our Wave 5 Improvement Science in Action trainees graduated in Bedfordshire & Luton, this week our Wave 6 trainees graduated too! Our sixth wave of ISIA began in October with a three day workshop at Leyton Town Hall, and over the last… 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



PDSA of the month: Testing out how to collect your project data

22 November 2016

  By Emma Binley, QI Lead for Newham & Children’s Services  The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health is currently running a QI project within the team who work on their Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) ward. Their project is focusing on reducing the number of incidents of physical aggression. Since the project first began, data… Read More



Wave 6 Improvement Science in Action in Leyton

20 October 2016

This week our Wave 6 cohort completed their 3 day Improvement Science in Action (ISIA)workshop at the Great Hall, in Leyton, East London. From 16-18 October 130 our new ISIA trainees came together for the start of a 6 month QI learning programme. Wave 6 in East London follows hot on the heels of Wave… Read More



A Carnival Atmosphere for QI in Bedfordshire & Luton!

16 September 2016

    The quality improvement programme in Bedfordshire and Luton is now well underway with the start of Wave 5 Improvement Science in Action (ISIA) training. From 14th-16th September over 100 staff joined Dr Robert Lloyd from IHI and the QI team for their first face to face training workshop of the 6 month ISIA… Read More




Wave 4 Improvement Science in Action

7 January 2016

Our Wave 4 ISIA trainees began their learning journey in December 2015. During a three day workshop 120 staff, service users and carers came together to learn more about the theory of improvement and how to practically apply that to their quality improvement projects. Watch this space to see how their QI projects develop over… Read More



Wave 2 graduate with flying colours!

2 June 2015

Congratulations to the Wave 2 improvement science in action trainees who graduated in May.



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



Congratulations to all Wave 2 graduates of Improvement Science in Action

22 May 2015

  QI project presentations from the Wave 2 Learning Set and Graduation on Friday 22 May at Hackney Town Hall To view any of the presentations click on the project title below Medication errors and missed doses   Community Health Newham and MHCOP Alan Cottney Bed occupancy Community Health Newham and MHCOP Azad Cadinouche Community Health… Read More



Tower Hamlets Violence Reduction Collaborative

18 March 2015

[wpvideo P5leS9vZ]   By Andy Cruickshank, Borough Lead Nurse/ Associate Clinical Director Tower Hamlets On Thursday 12 March, the Tower Hamlets Violence Reduction Collaborative met for the second time. A great deal has happened in the 6 weeks since we last met.



Service user and carer QI training

16 March 2015

In February we ran our first bespoke QI training session for service users and carers. Service users, carers and people participation leads from all of the Trust’s directorates joined us at Trust HQ for a half day introduction to quality improvement methodology.



Blog on Tower Hamlets Violence Reduction Collaborative

13 February 2015

By Andy Cruickshank, Borough Lead Nurse/ Associate Clinical Director Tower Hamlets On Friday 30 January, we held the first ever learning set for what has been titled the Tower Hamlets Violence Reduction Collaborative. This is a way of creating a community who learn together and from each other, about what they have tried to do to… Read More



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]



QI Wave 2 splashes down in Hackney

5 February 2015

In January the second wave of QI trainees completed their 3 day Improvement Science in Action (ISIA) workshop at Hackney Town Hall.



The Secret To Pixar’s Success: Failure

4 February 2015

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull discusses his new book, Creativity Inc., and says reframing the concept of failure is the only sure way to find success. by Andy Meek, BuzzFeed Contributor  



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.



Congratulations to all graduates of the Wave 1 QI training.

16 January 2015

The Wave 1 graduation day in December was a perfect opportunity for everyone to share the learning from their QI projects and graduate with our bespoke IHI ‘Improvement Science in Action‘ qualification.



Measurement for improvement – Generate your own run charts, quickly and easily

16 January 2015

By Duncan Gilbert, Healthcare Governance Manager In my last piece for the November newsletter I talked about measurement for improvement, and particularly the use of incident data in measuring safety, as one dimension of quality. Since then the Trust has updated its incident reporting software, Datix, and now it’s never been easier to delve into the… Read More



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