News & Updates

Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment teams in Bedford reflect on their Enjoying Work journey

19 February 2019

How do you start an Enjoying Work Quality Improvement project? How do keep team members engaged? How are ideas generated and tested? Learn more in this piece by Emma Myers, Assistant Psychologist and QI Project lead in the Bedford CRHT team. What issues did the project aim to tackle when you first started with this?… Read More



City & Hackney CAMHS: Access and Flow project

19 February 2019

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Newham Child and Family Consultation Service in: The Busy Bees

12 February 2019

Here’s the third story of the Improving access and flow within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services series. The Newham Emotional & Behavioural Team share their journey of reducing cancellation rates and other improvements as part of their QI project. The team also recently threw open their doors for a week-long CAMHS festival, reaching out into their community,… Read More



‘Mission Improvable’: an entirely factual and anonymous blog

6 February 2019

Here’s an honest and humorous account of the highs and lows of a QI project journey in the Tower Hamlets CAMHS triage pathway. This is the second story of the Improving access and flow within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services series. Click below to read: If you are part of ELFT you can learn… Read More



Improving access and flow within CAMHS: the ADHD service story

28 January 2019

This is the first story of a series dedicated to improvement work in ELFT’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Each week you will be able to learn more about a different QI project through their learning and achievements. Here’s the first one… City & Hackney CAMHS reduced the waiting time from referral to assessment… Read More



Improving access and flow within Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

28 January 2019

Graeme Lamb, Clinical Director for Children’s services, and Jamie Stafford, Improvement Advisor, reflect on the journey of teams who took part in a learning system to improve access and flow within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services directorate. Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing some of these teams’ stories. Since June 2017,… Read More



What it takes…

21 January 2019

  What does it take within a team to run a quality improvement project through to completion? Is it about brilliant ideas or the energy of a charismatic leader? Perhaps it’s about everyone having skills in quality improvement, or finding time to do the work?     With so many organisations now recognising the potential… Read More



Testing ideas to increase satisfaction: the journey of the Community Children’s Nursing team

18 December 2018

Find out what the Enjoying Work team at the Community Children’s Nursing Service (CCNS) has done so far to increase staff satisfaction and engagement. Words by Rebecca Daniels, Community Children’s Matron. We started the enjoying work project because we wanted to improve our days at work, to improve morale and increase communication across the team…. Read More



Food and humour: Quality Assurance and their journey towards enjoying work

17 December 2018

Read about the how the Quality Assurance team have been impacted by their Enjoying Work project and get inspired by the change ideas they have been testing. Words by Charlie Merrick, Project Lead, and Kay Spearman, Project Team Member. How has having an Enjoying Work project been for you and the team? Charlie Merrick: As… Read More



Enjoying work in the City & Hackney Rehabilitation and Recovery Service

17 December 2018

Running an Enjoying Work project is not always easy. Here’s what the C&H Rehabilitation and Recovery Service have learned and achieved so far. Words by Patricia Simoes, Project Lead. What is your main aim with this project? The main aim is to increase the number of good days reported by staff over a period of six months…. Read More



Activating agency

17 December 2018

Over the last few weeks I have been reminded that, at its heart, quality improvement work is really all about connections, relationships and purpose. We may need the technical skills of quality improvement and the systematic method to navigate and learn our way through some really complex problems. But the true opportunity in quality improvement… Read More



Business Development Unit: creating meaningful connections

17 December 2018

Read about what motivated the team to start this Enjoying Work project and what they have tested so far in this blog by Lilu Wheeler, Business Development Projects Manager and QI project team leader. The main aim of this Enjoying Work project is for us to feel happier at work. Feeling happier makes for a… Read More



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