News & Updates

QI Essentials: Quality, Cost and Value

1 August 2019

For the first time in our improvement journey, this year we are directly targeting value as a primary goal in our portfolio of improvement efforts. We are starting to move from one approach to quality and another to cost, to an integrated approach to quality, cost and value. Have a read of Amar’s latest QI… Read More



Building connections and partnerships in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

22 July 2019

Jamie Stafford, Improvement Advisor and Fiona Stockley, Business and Performance manager discuss their project for a population of adolescents at risk of self-harming.   One of the features of the triple aim work that CAMHS are most proud of so far has been engaging with schools and other local stakeholders and building trusting relationships. So… Read More



Directorate updates – Triple Aim

19 July 2019

This month we caught up with project teams across the directorates to check in with all the work they’re doing on Triple Aim projects City and Hackney The City and Hackney Triple Aim team have analysed their three part data review (6 service user and staff interviews, one neighbourhood focus group, neighbourhood case studies, and… Read More



July Trustwide QI Forum: People Participation in QI

19 July 2019

This month’s Trustwide QI forum focused on people participation. Project teams from across the Trust came together to share their project experiences demonstrating the positive impact people participation has had on their QI projects. Taking place in Youthscape, Luton, the forum took the form of a World Café. Project teams presented their projects to a… Read More



#ELFTin1Voice performs at Nesta Health 2019

16 July 2019

ELFT’s service user and staff choir group #ELFTin1voice performed at the opening of Nesta Health 2019 – The Future of People Powered Health event, which took place in London on 15 July. The group performed “See me as I am”, by Leanne Sedin and trainee psychiatrist and rapper Mandeep Singh. The piece was specially composed… Read More



Rachel Luby wins Mental Health Nursing Award

4 July 2019

Rachel Luby, Clinical practice lead at John Howard Centre, has won the prestigious Mental Health Nursing Award as part of RCNi Awards 2019. The ceremony took place on 3 June 2019 in central London. Rachel was nominated in recognition of her work on improving sexual health and expression within mental health services as part of… Read More



How are you using your QI skills?

27 June 2019

Did you know that over 2000 people have now undertaken QI training at ELFT? And nearly 1000 are currently involved in QI projects to tackle some of the organisation’s most complex problems. That amounts to a lot of people using their QI skills! Using the structure of a QI project is the best method for… Read More



What is it like being a QI Coach?

18 June 2019

Charles Kennedy-Scott and Sharon Gugerly are both coaches currently supporting our Quality Improvement Programme. Here’s their views on what are the main duties of a QI coach and how they have been using QI skills to help teams achieve their aims. I am a Quality and Performance Improvement Facilitator – I’m currently working on a… Read More



QI Essentials: Thinking of holding a meeting for QI? Read this first…

13 June 2019

Sometimes a 15-minutes huddle is more efficient than a 1-hour meeting… Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials blog for tips on how to run effective Quality Improvement meetings.     For most of us, when we think about how to bring people together to work on something, our first thought is often to… Read More



Highlights from our Quality Conference

21 May 2019

On Tuesday 14th May we were delighted to welcome over 400 people, including staff, service users, carers, governors and external guests to the 5th ELFT Quality Conference. This year’s event was special because it was co-designed with service users and carers, who helped shape the overall theme of the event as well as the content… Read More



ELFTin1Voice perform ‘See me as I am’

20 May 2019

  A group of staff and service users from across the trust came together in one voice to give a rousing performance ending the morning of the 2019 Quality Conference. Over the past few months, singers met in Bedford and London to learn a specially composed piece of music by choir leader Leanne Sedin which… 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



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