News & Updates

How are you using your QI skills?

27 June 2019

Did you know that over 2000 people have now undertaken QI training at ELFT?  And nearly 1000 are currently involved in QI projects to tackle some of the organisation’s most complex problems.  That amounts to a lot of people using their QI skills! Using the structure of a QI project is the best method for… Read More

What is it like being a QI Coach?

18 June 2019

Charles Kennedy-Scott and Sharon Gugerly are both coaches currently supporting our Quality Improvement Programme. Here’s their views on what are the main duties of  a QI coach and how they have been using QI skills to help teams achieve their aims. I am a Quality and Performance Improvement Facilitator – I’m currently working on a… Read More

Congratulations to our Wave 8 ILP graduates!

22 March 2019

Congratulations to our Wave 8 – Improvement Leaders Programme (ILP) trainees who graduated on Tuesday 12th March. Over the last 6 months of the programme they have applied their learning to active quality improvement projects across the trust. At the graduation event, we were delighted to welcome some of our executive team and QI sponsors,… 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

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

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

Becoming an improvement leader: Wave 7 project stories

20 February 2018

Discover how people have evolved through their QI training journey and practical learning. Those taking part in the Improvement Leaders’ Programme spend eight months immersed in practical Quality Improvement learning. The course covers the basics of QI, useful tools, measurement and data analysis, driver diagrams, PDSA, reliability, implementing and spreading results, and learning from other… Read More

The power of learning: Rozi Hamilton’s perspective

20 February 2018

How learning and development helps shape ELFT’s QI model and empowers individuals Training and development are a huge part of the Quality Improvement model in place at East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT). Achieving improvement is not an easy task, so it is paramount that people involved in this process – staff, service users and… Read More

Wave 7 Improvement Leaders’ Programme

3 October 2017

On 3 October around 120 ELFT staff came together for the beginning of their 6 month journey on the Improvement Leaders’ Programme or ILP for short. Teams from across the Trust spent a day at Shoreditch Town Hall developing the Quality Improvement projects they will be working on. On day 1 of the ILP programme… Read More

Training Student Nurses in QI

8 June 2017

At ELFT a large part of our work around QI focuses on developing improvement skills in our staff, service users & carers so that they can lead QI work.  But what about building skills in groups of people who will soon be joining the organisation? A great example of this is our student nurses at… Read More

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 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

PDSA of the month: Testing out how to collect your project data

22 November 2016

  By Emma Binley, QI Lead for Newham & Children’s Services  The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health is currently running a QI project within the team who work on their Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) ward. Their project is focusing on reducing the number of incidents of physical aggression. Since the project first began, data… Read More

Wave 6 Improvement Science in Action in Leyton

20 October 2016

This week our Wave 6 cohort completed their 3 day Improvement Science in Action (ISIA)workshop at the Great Hall, in Leyton, East London. From 16-18 October 130 our new ISIA trainees came together for the start of a 6 month QI learning programme. Wave 6 in East London follows hot on the heels of Wave… Read More

A Carnival Atmosphere for QI in Bedfordshire & Luton!

16 September 2016

    The quality improvement programme in Bedfordshire and Luton is now well underway with the start of Wave 5 Improvement Science in Action (ISIA) training. From 14th-16th September over 100 staff joined Dr Robert Lloyd from IHI and the QI team for their first face to face training workshop of the 6 month ISIA… Read More

Wave 4 Improvement Science in Action

7 January 2016

Our Wave 4 ISIA trainees began their learning journey in December 2015. During a three day workshop 120 staff, service users and carers came together to learn more about the theory of improvement and how to practically apply that to their quality improvement projects. Watch this space to see how their QI projects develop over… Read More

Wave 2 graduate with flying colours!

2 June 2015

Congratulations to the Wave 2 improvement science in action trainees who graduated in May.

IHI Masterclass on Scale Up and Spread

1 June 2015

On 1st June we were delighted to be joined by Dr Pierre Barker, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Pierre delivered a masterclass on the scale up and spread of improvement to an audience including wave 1 and 2 improvement science in action graduates. His presentation Getting Results at Scale is available to download here…. Read More

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