QI Tools: Learn & Apply

30-minute, two-part practical training on a specific QI tool that you can use with your team straight away. These tools can help you tackle problems ranging from waiting lists to recruitment.  

In Part 1 you’ll be taught about and shown the use of a tool used in QI. We then invite you to use this tool in your local setting and team before you come back for part Part 2. In Part 2 we offer further coaching from the QI Department on how to apply this in your workplace building on your experiences so far. 


How to book:
We teach one QI tool every month. Use the booking form below to book your place.

Who is it suitable for?

ELFT staff, service users, carers, and volunteers.

What is covered?
Commonly used Quality Improvement Tools


For your information, please find the future QI Tool dates below. 


The QI Tools Workshops: 

Divergent and Convergent Thinking Tools: 
or how to “Generate and Prioritise Ideas” 

Whether your teams are struggling to come up with ideas for improvement or if they have so many they need to narrow them down, this workshop is for you!  

This could be particularly helpful if your team are trying out new ways of working, tackling demand and capacity or inequalities.  

  • Part 1: Tuesday 18th January, 9.00 am – 9.30 am 
  • Part 2: Friday 21st January, 9.00 am – 9.30 am 


Appreciative Inquiry 
Exploring and building on your Team’s Strengths 

This is an effective approach for creating and sustaining change that focuses on what’s already working well. It provides teams and individuals a way to identify strengths and to build on these.  

  • Part 1: Tuesday 8th February, 9.00 am – 9.30 am 
  • Part 2: Friday 11th February, 9.00 am – 9.30 am 


Run Charts
How do you know if a change is an improvement? 

Are you working on improving clinical practice, service user experience or something else?  Whether or not you are running a QI project, you can use data to inform you about the situation and the impact of changes in your service.

Run charts are a simple way of doing this. And our Improvement Advisors are experts in helping anyone to make sense of the data related to their improvement effort using Run Charts. During this session you will learn how to add data on Life QI to create a Run Chart and use that to spot significant changes.

  • Part 1: Tuesday 8th March, 9.00 am – 9.30 am 
  • Part 2: Friday 11th March, 9.00 am – 9.30 am 


Fill in the form below to express your interest in the course. For service users and carers, the QI Department will then liaise with your People Participation Lead to confirm your place and support you.

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