News & Updates

My QI Story

20 April 2017

Hello, I’m Erayna, Chair of the Service User and Carer Quality Improvement Steering group, I just wanted to write a quick blog to introduce myself, tell you more about how I got involved and how you can too. Going back a couple of years I started hearing more about QI at the Trust. These two… Read More

My QI Story

My Quality Improvement Journey…

7 April 2017

Bernadette Tilley, QI Communications and Events management Lead, interviewed Holly Smith; ex service user and QI project team member for Gold Standard Environments, about her QI experiences and journey so far…   I was on Gardner ward as a service user just over a year ago. When I was on the ward I was struck… Read More

Our Annual QI Conference

4 April 2017

We held our Annual QI Conference in East London on Friday 31 March. The event brought together staff, service users, carers and interested external partners to celebrate from 3 years of QI at ELFT. After a welcome address from Mary Elford, ELFT Vice Chair, Dr Amar Shah and James Innes gave an overview of the… Read More

Our Annual QI Conference

Congratulations to our Wave 6 ISIA graduates!

21 March 2017

Its been a busy couple of weeks for QI at ELFT. Last week our Wave 5 Improvement Science in Action trainees graduated in Bedfordshire & Luton, this week our Wave 6 trainees graduated too! Our sixth wave of ISIA began in October with a three day workshop at Leyton Town Hall, and over the last… Read More

Congratulations to our Wave 6 ISIA graduates!

Congratulations to Wave 5 ISIA Graduates

15 March 2017

On Tuesday 14 March 2017 our Wave 5 Improvement Science in Action (ISIA) trainees in Bedfordshire & Luton graduated from this six month QI learning programme. Over this period they have been working on a variety of quality improvement work across the two Directorates. The final learning set and graduation day was a great opportunity… Read More

Bringing Research and QI together

21 February 2017

Prof Frank Röhricht Dr Amar Shah We have a unique richness of research and improvement expertise now at ELFT, spread across all parts of the organisation. This puts us in a great position to be able… Read More

QI by Numbers

1 February 2017

Latest stats from the Quality Improvement Programme

Violence Reduction Collaboratives in Newham and City & Hackney

24 January 2017

Newham and City & Hackney Inpatient units have been working since early 2016 to reduce violence and aggression on the inpatient wards, building on the work of the Tower Hamlets Violence Reduction Collaborative. Sustained reductions in violence are now being experienced in both services, with reductions of up to 86% linked to the project on some… Read More

Spotlight on the Bridge Club

24 January 2017

QI Lead, Naomi Nowlan chatted to Kemarr Salmon, Bridge Club project team member and Forensic Directorate employee of the month December 2016. The Bridge Club was nominated as team of the year at the 2016 EFT Staff Awards What is your day to day role? Working as an OT assistant at the John Howard Centre –… Read More

A People Participation Lead’s perspective on QI

9 January 2017

Leigh Bell, People Participation Lead for Newham Adult Mental Health services tells us more about her role and service user and carer involvement across the Trust. Could you give us a brief summary of your role and what a typical day at work is for you? I am the People Participation Lead (PPL) for Newham… Read More

Navina’s reflection on 2016

1 January 2017

Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive of ELFT reflects on quality improvement at ELFT in 2016 This is my first message as CEO of ELFT. We hosted the IHI summer camp, attended by strategic partners from across the world. We were proud to show them the work we have done in ELFT and with partners. We… Read More

2016 Christmas Crosswords!

20 December 2016

Kevin Cleary and Amar Shah have created a couple of Christmas QI crosswords for your enjoyment. Give them a go and scan and return to us at for the answers! Good luck everyone, and use the QI microsite if you get stuck!                     (Click on the crossword previews… Read More

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