News & Updates

1 July 2024

Read about how Yeovil Hospital improved flow through their system by developing rituals and routines using design science.



1 July 2024

The Health Foundation have published their latest research into how patterns of ill health vary between different levels of social deprivation. They explore how this will unfold between now and 2040, predicting that 80% of major illnesses in working age adults will be within the 50% most deprived areas.



Using quality improvement to tackle the triple aim for children and young people with asthma: improving outcomes, experience and costs

Participation in reducing health inequalities

8 May 2024

The role and significance of people participation within the Trust has been featured in a new report by NHS Providers.   It highlights ELFT’s culture of co-production and embedding patient voice in its quality improvement approach, with staff and service users working together to improve and redesign care. Involving patient voice is also embedded within… Read More


Participation in reducing health inequalities

Sampling Approaches Summary Sheet

29 April 2024


Sampling Approaches Summary Sheet

Report cards or instrument panels: who needs what?

Control Chart Quick Guide

18 April 2024


Control Chart Quick Guide

Understanding Variation with Shewhart Charts

Milestones in the Quality Measurement Journey

Using quality improvement to pursue equity: lessons from healthcare

18 April 2024

Quality improvement has become an increasingly recognised way of tackling complex problems in healthcare. This article presents ELFT’s step-by-step approach for the use of quality improvement to pursue equity, illustrated with case studies from teams.


Using quality improvement to pursue equity: lessons from healthcare

A masterclass for improvement in admin

28 March 2024

Administrative staff in Bedfordshire and Luton recently asked for development opportunities which could be a catalyst to helping them improve their services. Marlyn Dias, Admin Training Assistant, therefore organised with the QI Department a half-day practical masterclass called ‘Leadership for Improvement – Habits of an Improver’. As a QI coach in training herself, Marlyn didn’t hesitate to co-facilitate the session with Auz Chitewe (Associate Director of QI) on… Read More


A masterclass for improvement in admin

27 March 2024

The BMJ has published a report by seven of our medical trainees at the Newham Centre for Mental Health on an improvement project which show that digitalisation and centralisation of the handover document using cost-free, familiar software improves performance and is easy to use.  



Fostering an Improvement Culture: Learning from East London NHS Foundation Trust’s Improvement Journey Over 10 Years (IHI, 2024).

26 March 2024

This publication by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) describes ELFT’s 10 years of experience with learning how to apply quality improvement throughout the organisation and embed a culture of improvement, in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The report reflects on the improvement journey and learning thus far, informed by interviews with nearly… Read More


Fostering an Improvement Culture: Learning from East London NHS Foundation Trust’s Improvement Journey Over 10 Years (IHI, 2024).

Improving availability and accuracy of the junior doctors’ on-call handover through digitalisation

Statistical Process Control

4 March 2024




Standard Guidance for Engagement and Observation Change Ideas

Daily Improvement

14 July 2023



Building capacity and capability for quality improvement: developing an organisational approach

14 June 2023

There has been an increase in the adoption of quality improvement methods to tackle complex problems in healthcare. One of the key requisites for sustainable quality improvement is ensuring that organisations have the capacity and capability to make these changes effectively. This article uses a case study methodology to describe the learning from 9 years… Read More



The ELFT Guide to Improving Demand, Capacity, Backlogs and Waiting Times

14 June 2023

Optimising patient flow to ensure care is delivered in the right location at the right time is essential to delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centred care. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many clinical teams at East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) faced growing demand for their services and long waiting lists for people to receive… Read More



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