News & Updates

Improving population health: What is ELFT doing about it?

29 November 2018

This video is part of our November 2018 newsletter, available here. Our new mission at East London NHS Foundation Trust is to improve the quality of life for all we serve, with a new focus on population health. But what does this mean? Why are we doing this? And how will we get started? Here’s… Read More

Triple Aim: Working to improve the health of populations

28 November 2018

Directorates at East London NHS Foundation Trust have already started looking into defining the populations they will be working with. Find out more about projects in Newham Adult Mental Health, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and hild and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Words by Gill Williams (Borough Director in Newham), Sarah Wilson (Specialist Services Director), Graeme… Read More

Giving young people a voice: QI training for service users and carers

21 November 2018

As part of our efforts to take people participation in Quality Improvement (QI) to the next level, the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Bedfordshire and Luton offered two workshop sessions for young people and carers who wanted to work alongside staff to identify and improve quality issues within healthcare. Find out more… Read More

Community Health Services QI Celebration

20 November 2018

Each directorate in ELFT has had the privilege of spending some time with our partners from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) during their annual visit to ELFT in 2018. Words by Nynn Chang, Improvement Advisor. This year was a very special one for Community Health Services. It was the first time we hosted a… Read More

Top tips for starting a quality improvement project

13 November 2018

Thinking of starting a quality improvement project? Identified something that needs improving? Here’s my three top tips on setting up your project for success… Start with the end in mind. Often, the spark for improvement comes from an idea, a realisation that things would be better if we tried this new way of doing things…. Read More

Lead pharmacist wins prestigious national award

12 November 2018

Amy King, Lead Pharmacist for the Trust’s Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health, won the College of Mental Health Pharmacy award for the best Quality Improvement poster at their annual awards celebration on Saturday 13 October in Loughborough. Amy won the award for producing a poster which outlined the Quality Improvement Project that she and… Read More

QI monthly newsletter – October 2018 edition

25 October 2018

Our October 2018 newsletter is out! Watch the highlights of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) annual visit to ELFT and hear reflections from Don Berwick and other members of the IHI team. Click here to access the interactive newsletter >>  

Improving Quality ≠ Quality Improvement

19 October 2018

In this new blog series, Dr Amar Shah – Consultant forensic psychiatrist & Chief Quality Officer at ELFT – will explore all things QI, sharing tips and tricks, demystifying QI and sharing stories to inspire everyone to improve the system in which they work. Enjoy! Over the last few years we have seen a proliferation in the… Read More

National Award for Trust Project

16 October 2018

Bridging the Bedford Gap is a Quality Improvement project aimed at improving support to those accessing mental health services in Bedfordshire and Luton. They have received the National Mental Health Awards in Liverpool on October 2018. A Trust project launched by mental health service users to support mental health service users has won a prestigious national award…. Read More

Annual IHI visit to ELFT

10 October 2018

On Tuesday 16th October we are delighted to welcome our partners from IHI to the Trust for a three day visit. This is the fifth time the IHI team have joined us for an annual visit. This year we’re pleased to welcome Derek Feeley, Pedro Delgado, Bob Lloyd and Trissa Torres and look forward to… Read More

Project story: Enhanced Care to Nursing Homes

1 October 2018

This is a story capturing the impact, and unexpected outcomes by breaking down the silo at work as a result of their quality improvement (QI) project. Hear it from the Rapid Response team in Community Health Newham on how they engaged and collaborated with external partners to provide enhanced care service to residents and staff… Read More

Improving People Participation in QI – a trust-wide initiative

24 September 2018

In this blog, Improvement Advisor Jamie Stafford describes the initiative launched by ELFT to maximise people participation across the organisation. In the four years I’ve been involved in QI project teams, it’s been very apparent that we’ve made our most transformative and meaningful improvements when project teams have included staff, service users and carers. Not… Read More

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