News & Updates

An open letter from Saxonnorse Roman to ELFT

20 September 2019

Saxonnorse Roman is a Service User at the 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.



Service User involvement and Carer participation

20 September 2019

Jamie Stafford, Improvement Advisor, discusses what we have done at ELFT to encourage and further service users and carers participation in QI projects. Within our organisation we’ve spent much of the last year thinking about service users and carer participation in QI projects. We have learnt that when this is ‘done right’ it can have… Read More



Annual IHI visit to ELFT

20 September 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



Improvement Leaders Programme – Day 1

20 September 2019

On 10th of September 150 ELFT staff members, carers and service users began Wave 9 of the Improvement Leaders Programme. The programme is a fantastic opportunity for learning about quality improvement and applying the method to solve real-life complex quality issues.   At the end of day 1 of a 6 month programme we caught… Read More



Improving Access to Community Mental Health Team Buildings Central Beds – A Service User led QI project

20 September 2019

This month we sat down with Bob Cazley, a service user from Bedfordshire who is Project Lead on the only Service User led and Coached QI project here at ELFT. He told us about the project and about how important Service User involvement is in QI. Bob Cazley is a service user at East London… Read More


Improving Access to Community Mental Health Team Buildings Central Beds – A Service User led QI project

QI Essentials: Developing Improvement Capability

17 September 2019

Developing improvement capability has the potential to deliver a step-change in organisational performance, but only if done in the right way. Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials Blog…     The landscape of healthcare improvement in England is massively different to 2013 when we were planning the start of our improvement journey at… Read More



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



Quality Improvement projects delivering improvement in Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service!

12 September 2019

Great news from Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Services, with two Quality Improvement projects recently achieving improvement One project is focusing on increasing access to genetic testing, which is important so people can find out why they have a learning disability, and if they need help with other health problems that can go with their learning… Read More



Reducing waste from printing

27 August 2019

A Quality Improvement project has been set up by the Financial Viability Team to reduce waste related to printing. Sarah Barnett, Financial Viability Programme Manager, is leading a programme composed of three Quality Improvement projects in Corporate Services, Recovery College in Bedford and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in London. The team… Read More



Preview of Value projects for the Improvement Leaders’ Programme

26 August 2019

Wave 9 of the Improvement Leaders’ Programme starts this September and for the first time Value will feature as one of our High Priority Areas. We caught up with some project teams who are looking forward to the programme to find out why they’ve brought a value project forward and what they’re most excited about… Read More



Value – What is it? Why does it matter? And where can it be seen across the Trust?

25 August 2019

An interview with Dr Mohit Venkataram, ELFT’s Executive Director of Commercial Development. A common misconception is that ‘Value’ is just about cost reduction but it is so much more than that; Value is not just in finances being released but value is in time , value is in effort put by staff and value is… Read More



The Specialist Children’s and Young Person’s Service: Joy and Enjoying Work

20 August 2019

23 teams from across the Trust have applied to take part in Cohort 3 of the Enjoying Work Learning System, which will run alongside the Improvement Leaders’ Programme starting in September. The Specialist Children’s and Young Person’s Service (SCYPS) based at West Ham Lane Health Centre are one of these teams. We sat down with… Read More



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