News & Updates

Corporate Admin Enjoying Work

17 October 2019

Earlier this month teams from across the Trust came together for the second Enjoying Work learning set, designed to support teams undertaking a QI project focusing on this important area. Teams spent time thinking about change ideas and how they could move forwards with testing these ahead of the next learning set in November. There… Read More



Triple Aim – making it manageable

17 October 2019

Reflections from the second Triple Aim support session at ILP Conversation and reflection at the second Triple Aim learning session in the Improvement Leaders’ Programme (ILP) focused on how to get on top of your strategy and make the work feel manageable. All QI work can be tough in this respect, but Triple Aim work… Read More



Launch of Bedfordshire Community Health Service QI

2 October 2019

Bedfordshire Community Health Service launched their QI work with their first QI Forum on September 13th. The Forum was attended by Directorate leads, QI Sponsors, Coaches and project leads and began by discussing how they can support QI in the directorate. Liz Dawson, Clinical Director, said there was “a lot of enthusiasm and ideas on… Read More



An open letter from Saxonnorse Roman to ELFT

20 September 2019

Saxonnorse Roman is a Service User on Limehouse ward and he is on the project team for “Lets talk about Sex”. Saxonnorse wrote an open letter to the Trust, patients, service users, carers and staff about what his involvement in this project was and his experience as a Service User at ELFT.



Clinical psychologists present QI projects at the Service Related Research Project Conference

12 September 2019

The Quality Improvement Service Related Research Project (QI SRRP) Annual Conference took place on Wednesday 28th August. Cohort 4 of the programme is composed of trainees from UEL, UCL, Royal Holloway and Hertfordshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology postgraduate courses working in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Bedfordshire & Luton. Dr Erasmo Tacconelli, Consultant Clinical Psychologist… Read More



Congratulations to our award winning quality conference presenters!

20 August 2019

In August a group of ELFT service users and carers received the Chair’s Award at the 2019 People Participations Awards in Luton. The team worked together to develop the theme and content of this year’s conference, including the presentation of a plenary session, and workshop for external guests. You can find highlights from the event… Read More



An Illustrated Guide to Quality Improvement

20 May 2019

At the conference we were excited to launch our illustrated guide to QI, produced by ELFT in collaboration with Sonia Sparkles. It’s an interactive picture book that takes you on a journey from ‘What is QI?’ through to improving the health of populations using Triple Aim. Explore the illustrated guide here >> Thank you to… Read More



Reshaping services in Newham: the South Community Recovery team

21 March 2019

Here’s an overview of the Reshaping Community Services work being carried out in Newham, in the South Community Recovery team, one of the first pilot teams in this Quality Improvement priority area. As part of their project, the team were aiming to improve the satisfaction with care provided by staff and received by service users…. Read More



Triple Aim: Working to improve the health of populations

28 November 2018

Directorates at East London NHS Foundation Trust have already started looking into defining the  populations they will be working with. Find out more about projects in Newham Adult Mental Health, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and hild and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Words by Gill Williams (Borough Director in Newham), Sarah Wilson (Specialist Services Director), Graeme… Read More



Improving People Participation in QI – a trust-wide initiative

24 September 2018

In this blog, Improvement Advisor Jamie Stafford describes the initiative launched by ELFT to maximise people participation across the organisation.  In the four years I’ve been involved in QI project teams, it’s been very apparent that we’ve made our most transformative and meaningful improvements when project teams have included staff, service users and carers. Not… Read More



Learning from Bellin Health, an integrated healthcare provider in Wisconsin (US)

29 August 2018

Chris Woleske, Chief Operating Officer at Bellin Health (and due to take up the CEO role from October), spent three days at ELFT last week sharing her experience and Bellin’s model for delivering high performance healthcare. Bellin Health is widely renowned as one of the highest performing integrated care systems in the US. It  operates… Read More



My journey in preparation to engage with a QI Project

13 December 2016

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26 October 2015

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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



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



Improvements to Datix, our incident reporting system

21 March 2014

Having a system to capture safety incidents is critical in helping us learn and develop ways of making our services safer. Over time we have recognised that the current Datix system could be improved significantly to extract more value and learning, make it more relevant for certain services, and to improve the user experience.



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