News & Updates

Clinical Psychologists present posters at annual SRRP conference

17 August 2018

Trainee Clinical Psychologists from across the Trust presented posters for their Service Related Research Projects (SRRP) at a conference on 15 August 2018. A total of 24 Clinical Psychology Trainees on placement at East London Foundation Trust have completed Service Related Research Projects (SRRP) as part of their first year of training. Conducting practically oriented… Read More



Project story: Improving satisfaction of staff and stakeholders in forensic receptions

3 August 2018

Reception staff at John Howard Centre, a specialist forensic psychiatric services provider in East London, have been working on improving satisfaction levels for service users, visitors and staff. Below is an overview of their journey so far. Words by project lead Mohammad Ramjany. Our Quality Improvement project has been working towards increasing staff satisfaction, which… Read More



Help us improve our QI Communications

27 July 2018

In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Quality Improvement Team would like to know how to better communicate with you. It would only take around 5 minutes to complete this very short survey about how we connect with you. We value your views and would love to hear about your ideas! All responses will remain… Read More



Celebrating a 28% reduction in physical violence in Newham

24 July 2018

Newham celebrated a 28% reduction in physical violence incidents as a result of the violence reduction collaborative. The service is now moving to Quality Control. Read more about their journey in this blog by Improvement Advisor Emma Binley. Newham’s violence reduction collaborative began in June 2016, when all the wards came together to discuss the… Read More



Evolving the Quality Wheel: What happens when a QI project finishes?

24 July 2018

In this blog, Improvement Advisors Emma Binley and Francisco Frasquilho detail the transition from Quality Improvement to Quality Control through the examples of projects in Tower Hamlets and City & Hackney. Taking part in a QI project can bring many resources and opportunities for learning as well as a host of challenges around changing systems,… Read More



Celebrating Violence Reduction in Forensic Services

19 July 2018

A celebration event took place in Forensics on 16 July to mark two years of successful work on Violence Reduction within the service. Watch this space for more details about this work! Words by Michelle Rigozzi, Improvement Advisor. Over sixty people attended the Violence Reduction celebration event on 16th July, including ward staff, service users, executive… Read More



Enjoying Work – lessons from Learning Set 1

19 July 2018

We are currently running wave 2 of Enjoying Work Learning Sets here at ELFT. A total of 21 teams spread across 11 directorates are taking part. Here’s a summary of Learning Set 1, which took place on 28 June 2018. At the first learning set, we spent some time sharing and thinking together about why… Read More



Why is Quality Control important?

18 July 2018

Why should we be worrying about Quality Control in healthcare? In this blog, Improvement Advisors Anna Smith and Nynn Chang explain the basics. Understanding Quality Control (QC) can be tricky for those of us working within healthcare, as most of the available literature and working examples relate to other industries such as manufacturing and production…. Read More



QI Project story: Introducing genetic testing into routine psychiatric practice

3 July 2018

In the Q&A below, you can learn more about the project and access Dr Ian Hall’s presentation Dr Ian Hall, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Dean, RCPsych, presented some results of the QI project on Introducing genetic testing into routine psychiatric practice during the RCPsych International Congress in June 2018. In his… Read More



ELFT and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement working together on the Triple Aim

20 June 2018

In June 2018, Dr Trissa Torres and Catherine Craig from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) visited the Trust to help us further develop our Triple Aim work. Trissa and Catherine have extensive experience in supporting healthcare organisations and systems to work towards the triple aim of improving population health outcomes, experience of care and… Read More



ELFT’s approach to improving the quality of life for those we serve

20 June 2018

In this blog, Improvement Advisor Marco Aurelio explains the Population Health approach and describes which projects are currently under way at ELFT. ELFT’s new vision is to improve the population of all we serve. This places us with a much broader remit within our local community and we need to think about how we deliberately… Read More



Join a QI squad for the Wellbeing Games 5-A-Side Football Tournament

19 June 2018

We are looking for service users, carers and staff involved in QI projects to join a squad for the Wellbeing Games 2018 5-A-Side Football Tournament. Hosted by the People Participation team this year at the London Marathon Community Track next to the Olympic Stadium. The tournament will take place on Tuesday 2nd July, from 10.00 –… Read More



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