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Quality Conference 2020 – The Festival of Life

22 January 2020

Our 2020 conference titled the ‘The Festival of Life’ will include: Keynote Addresses by Göran Henriks, Chief Executive of learning and Innovation at Qulturum in Region Jönköping County, Sweden and Hugh McCaughey National Director of Improvement for NHS England & Improvement. Breakout sessions on Service User Accreditation, using a Triple Aim approach to improve Population Health and Story-Telling, all led by… Read More



QI Essentials: For those leading large-scale improvement…

15 January 2020

With the new year well underway this latest blog is dedicated to those who are leading improvement in large systems, wherever they may be in the world …Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials Blog..   The New Year is, for many, a time for reflection, appreciation and goal-setting. In this spirit, I’m dedicating… Read More



QI Essentials: Beyond Projects

25 November 2019

Improvement is now becoming a way of life and a way of being. How do we hold onto and strengthen our approach to QI projects?…Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials Blog..   Since we began our quality improvement journey in 2013-14, QI projects have been the mechanism through which we have achieved breakthrough… Read More



Improvement Coaching Programme – Cohort 5 Graduation

22 November 2019

November 2019 saw cohort 5 of the Improvement Coaching Programme graduate. Have a look at their final day of learning and graduation below.



Service Champions and KanBan boards creating Joy in Work for the SPoA Team from Community Health Bedfordshire

21 November 2019

The Single Point of Access Team from Community Health Bedfordshire recently attended the 3rd learning set of the Enjoying Work collaborative learning system with their SPoA project. The SPOA is a new service that has been developed over the past year. The role of the team is to receive referals for all community health services… Read More



IHI Annual visit 2019 – Highlights and Progress

20 November 2019

This October we were delighted to welcome our partners from the IHI to The Trust for their annual three day visit. This was the 6th annual IHI visit. This year we welcomed Derek Feeley, President and CEO, Trissa Torres, Chief Operations Officer and Pedro Delgado, Head of Europe and Latin America to The Trust  … Read More



Annual IHI visit to ELFT

14 November 2019

From Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th October we are delighted to welcome our partners from IHI to the Trust for a three day visit. This is the sixth time the IHI team have joined us for an annual visit. This year we’re pleased to welcome Derek Feeley, Pedro Delgado and Trissa Torres and look forward… Read More



Reshaping Community Services – The Wardown Adult Community Mental Health Team

18 October 2019

The Wardown Adult CMHT (Community Mental Health Team), based at Charter House in Luton, are part of the Trustwide Reshaping Community Services project, focusing specifically on improving the communication between the team, and its service users, carers and their families. The team comprises of staff from the CMHT, consultants, a service user and a carer…. Read More



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



QI Essentials: Top down AND bottom up

17 October 2019

Deciding between a top-down approach to improvement and a bottom-up approach to improvement is a false – and meaningless – choice. We need to support both. It’s about top-down AND bottom-up, at the same time… Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials Blog…     Should our quality improvement activity be directed at strategic areas… 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



Flip the triangle – Award winning QI work

17 October 2019

Last week Shoreditch ward were winners at the Positive Practice in Mental Health National Awards.   Shoreditch is a 14 bed male Learning Disabilities ward in the trust’s Forensic medium secure unit. They have worked very hard for over two years as part of the Forensics’ violence reduction collaborative aiming to reduce seclusions by 50%…. Read More



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