News & Updates

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

Enjoying Work: Learn from C&H and Business Development Unit teams

19 September 2018

Find out why the City and Hackney Rehabilitation team and the Business Development team have made the decision to focus on improving enjoyment at work and what their experiences have been so far.   Business Development Unit Hear from Lilu Wheeler, Business Development Projects Officer and Enjoying Work Project Lead: Other change ideas being tested… Read More

Congratulations to our new Improvement Coaches!

18 September 2018

Cohort 4 of the IHI Improvement Coaching Programme graduated in September 2018, following six months of training and practical QI work. We are thrilled to present ELFT’s newest Improvement Coaches, who will help support QI project teams throughout the organisation. The cohort received their certificates following seven days of intense training and practical work, spread… Read More

Learning from Bellin Health, an integrated healthcare provider in Wisconsin (US)

29 August 2018

Chris Woleske, Chief Operating Officer at Bellin Health (and due to take up the CEO role from October), spent three days at ELFT last week sharing her experience and Bellin’s model for delivering high performance healthcare. Bellin Health is widely renowned as one of the highest performing integrated care systems in the US. It operates… Read More

Looking back and looking forward: the Forensics Violence Reduction Journey

28 August 2018

This is the story of how eight Forensics wards worked hard to achieve and sustain a reduction of 8% in physical violence and a 16.6% reduction in non-physical violence incidents per 1000 occupied bed days as part of the violence reduction collaborative. Words by Improvement Advisor Nynn Chang. Last month, Forensics celebrated not only their… Read More

Reducing violence and improving quality: ELFT’s journey

28 August 2018

In this blog, Andy Cruickshank, ELFT Interim Director of Nursing for Mental Health, describes the journey from the Violence Reduction priority area to the Time to Think initiative. The decision to use quality improvement methods to reduce violence was one that has reaped so many unexpected benefits. At first, the testing on Globe Ward in… Read More

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

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