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Improving the Health of Homeless Populations in Tower Hamlets – A Triple Aim Project

16 November 2020

co-written by Ché Rosebert, project lead, Louise Noronha and three people with lived experience including Gary Ash   “You have to do something to help the homeless” service users told the Tower Hamlets team in 2018, when they held a listening event for service users. Homeless people have a shockingly low life expectancy in the… Read More



The Inspirational Miracle of Service User, Carer and Staff Co-production: a journey never taken before

19 October 2020

By Craig, Susannah and Upma   Satwinder, also involved in the training, has composed the following poem which encapsulates the co-production experience. Empowering one another today, we come together, we care and listen from voices shared in this virtual space Learning from different journeys that have led us here, together, we respect and value all… Read More




The year no-one expected enjoyment in work to increase… yet it did!

15 October 2020

Lived experience of staff in Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service in 2020 by Julia Robson, Sharon Gugerly and Catherine Heaney Read time 2.5 minutes Find out how Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service were able to unexpectedly increase their satisfaction at work during the Covid pandemic and the handful of other surprise benefits that it brought them whilst working in… Read More


The year no-one expected enjoyment in work to increase… yet it did!

Change Does Not Have to be Wholesale

15 October 2020

how the processes behind the data team evolved by Akkash Purani, Senior Improvement Data Analyst Following on from the story of how internal communication with the QI Department was streamlined, the Data sub-team took this further and began working on their own internal system for communication and standard processes. With a new starter joining the… Read More




Reconnecting with Service User QI Coaches and the Community QI Forum in Luton and Bedfordshire post Covid-19: Voices of our Service User and Carer QI Coaches

15 September 2020

By Satwinder Kaur (QI Coach and Service User), Craig Donohoe (QI Coach, Service User and Carer) and Daisy Maradzika (Improvement Advisor) Why is Quality Improvement and the Community QI Forum important post Covid-19? Satwinder Kaur (QI Coach and Service User) As a QI coach with in-depth knowledge of involvement in projects and as a practising… Read More



Leveraging Microsoft PowerBI to bring our departmental data to life

15 September 2020

By Akkash Purani, Senior Improvement Data Analyst. The QI department have changed their yearly objectives (April-March) to 90-day objectives, allowing them to be more reactive and flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach is to strengthen data collection and analysis so that the team can understand and analyse their work during the initial stages of… Read More



Learning Disabilities Psychological Therapies making sense together: What changed during COVID-19?

15 September 2020

By Doranne McDonald and Carlos Santos, Improvement Advisors On 14 July, 2020, members of the Learning Disabilities (LD) Psychological Therapies team from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, and Bedfordshire & Luton, came together to reflect on their experiences during COVID 19, and the changes their service have had to make as a result. The participants included:… Read More



ELFT’s virtual Quality Improvement (QI) Collaborative with London Healthy Partnership (HLP) Continues Efforts To Reduce HIV Infections in London by 2030

2 September 2020

By Marco Aurelio, Improvement Advisor In the latest of our series of updates around ELFT’s support of a QI Collaborative, hear about how some of the organisations involved are getting on with their projects Since the beginning of 2020, twelve organisations have come together five times, as part of a Quality Improvement Collaborative. Two of these sessions were held face-to-face, and three virtually, as a result of COVID-19. The most recent events were held on 1 July and 14 August respectively. The aim of these sessions was to understand how the QI projects were progressing; to share learning; and for the organisations… Read More



SHAPING OUR FUTURE: Bedfordshire Inpatient Mental Health achievements under the pressure during Covid-19

25 August 2020

By Sher Kayani, Improvement Advisor The onset of the pandemic and lockdown has undoubtedly had a tremendous impact on the inpatient mental health services. The inpatient teams have been responding to the needs of covid-19 by making multiple adaptations and innovations in the way they deliver their care. Some of these changes include reconfiguration of… Read More



City and Hackney: Nurturing the roots of change using projects and daily improvement tools during the pandemic

20 August 2020

By Francisco Frasquilho, Senior Improvement Advisor The pandemic crisis has led to urgent and rapid changes to healthcare. How does Quality Improvement fit in with an ever changing environment, especially during an era of unprecedented stress on an already burdened system? What does QI look like in the time of the pandemic, and how can… Read More


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