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

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

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

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

Enjoying Work – lessons from Learning Set 1

19 July 2018

We are currently running wave 2 of Enjoying Work Learning Sets here at ELFT. A total of 21 teams spread across 11 directorates are taking part. Here’s a summary of Learning Set 1, which took place on 28 June 2018. At the first learning set, we spent some time sharing and thinking together about why… Read More

Enjoying Work – A Trust QI Priority

27 March 2018

Several teams have been testing and helping refine a learning system which brings together methods, resources and peers to help teams work on improving the experience of staff and enable people to enjoy their work. We are now extending this learning system to bring in more teams from across the Trust. Here are the details:     To view the… Read More

Luton Wellbeing Service: achieving enjoyment at work through engagement and communication

15 March 2018

In this blog, the Enjoying Work QI team at Luton Wellbeing Service share their journey towards increasing the percentage of staff having a good day at work from 55% to 75% in four months. Words by Kelly Gale (Improvement Advisor) and Sharon Gugerly (Project Lead). Luton Wellbeing Service was one of services at East London NHS Foundation Trust… Read More

Pursuing enjoyment at work within the ELFT Quality Improvement team

15 March 2018

In this blog, Deeksha Mehta, QI Principle Information Analyst and Project Lead, shares her experience with the Enjoying Work project. We began thinking about improving our enjoyment at work when we kicked of a whole team project in June 2017. Initially we undertook an appreciative inquiry and began to gather some baseline data about whether… Read More

Enjoying Work

20 September 2017

‘Enjoying Work’ Workstream Update In previous newsletters, we shared some of the Trust-wide priority areas that are being tackled collaboratively by several teams using QI (Quality Improvement) as the design framework. One such work-stream is “Enjoying Work”. Feedback from staff through different avenues, including the annual staff survey, has highlighted the need to improve the… Read More

Steve Swensen – Report on Leadership development events

20 September 2017

By Marco Aurelio and Auzewell Chitewe  The 2016 NHS Staff Survey showed us that we have made significant progress as an organisation in terms of staff engagement. We are committed to making further progress in the areas we have improved in, such as recognition and value of staff by managers and the organisation. Additionally, we… Read More

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