News & Updates

ELFT and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement working together on the Triple Aim

20 June 2018

In June 2018, Dr Trissa Torres and Catherine Craig from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) visited the Trust to help us further develop our Triple Aim work. Trissa and Catherine have extensive experience in supporting healthcare organisations and systems to work towards the triple aim of improving population health outcomes, experience of care and… Read More

ELFT’s approach to improving the quality of life for those we serve

20 June 2018

In this blog, Improvement Advisor Marco Aurelio explains the Population Health approach and describes which projects are currently under way at ELFT. ELFT’s new vision is to improve the population of all we serve. This places us with a much broader remit within our local community and we need to think about how we deliberately… Read More

Join a QI squad for the Wellbeing Games 5-A-Side Football Tournament

19 June 2018

We are looking for service users, carers and staff involved in QI projects to join a squad for the Wellbeing Games 2018 5-A-Side Football Tournament. Hosted by the People Participation team this year at the London Marathon Community Track next to the Olympic Stadium. The tournament will take place on Tuesday 2nd July, from 10.00 –… Read More

Looking back at ELFT’s participation in the International Forum in Amsterdam

6 June 2018

A delegation of ELFT staff took part in the 2018 edition of the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, in May. It is one of the world’s largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and safety. The group was able to join inspirational talks and workshops, in addition conversations with… 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

Service user ownership: lifestyle improvement project on Woodberry Ward

24 May 2018

Learn more about how service users take the lead in this lifestyle improvement project in the video below. introduction by Courtenay Gilchriest, Support Staff. The Lifestyle Improvement Project was introduced on Woodberry Ward (a low secure rehabilitation unit), to tackle the day-to-day physical health challenges and sedentary behaviours that arise within an inpatient setting. From day… Read More

Big I involvement: the challenges of people participation

18 May 2018

In this blog, People Participation Lead Su Goulding shares her thoughts on the challenges of getting people involved in QI projects. I am the People Participation Lead (PPL) for Tower Hamlets Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Adult Community Learning Disability Service. Over the past two years I’ve been involved in engaging those who… Read More

Co-producing Quality Improvement with Service Users in Tower Hamlets

18 May 2018

Learn about the benefits of service user involvement in this blog written by service users and staff working at the Isle of Dogs QI team, with the supervision of Francisco Frasquilho (Coach and Improvement Advisor supporting Reshaping Community Services) and Emma Binley (Improvement Advisor supporting Reshaping Community Services). “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t… Read More

Improving Support to Informal Carers in Community Health Newham

16 May 2018

Thana Narashiman, QI Communications Assistant interviewed Anthony Edwards, an Occupational Therapist (OT) working at ELFT and also a full-time carer to his late wife. The interview is based on Anthony’s incisive report which exposed the gaps in provision of care and support provided by various services. This resulted in a QI project in the Community… Read More

QI Project Story: Improving the disciplinary process at ELFT

14 May 2018

ELFT’s human resources department has already seen a reduction from 107 days to 52 days in the time taken from start to completion of the process, but other challenges lie ahead. Read this blog by the HR team on how this Quality Improvement project is developing. There has been an increasing focus on the application… 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

Working Together on the Triple Aim

25 April 2018

At the 2018 Quality Conference we unveiled our illustration on the Triple Aim at ELFT. Working on the Triple Aim is a key part of the Trust’s new strategy to improve the quality of life for all we serve. The ideas for this illustration were inspired by staff, service users and carers at a half day workshop… Read More

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