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



QI Essentials: Thinking of holding a meeting for QI? Read this first…

13 June 2019

Sometimes a 15-minutes huddle is more efficient than a 1-hour meeting… Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials blog for tips on how to run effective Quality Improvement meetings.     For most of us, when we think about how to bring people together to work on something, our first thought is often to… Read More



Highlights from our Quality Conference

21 May 2019

On Tuesday 14th May we were delighted to welcome over 400 people, including staff, service users, carers, governors and external guests to the 5th ELFT Quality Conference. This year’s event was special because it was co-designed with service users and carers, who helped shape the overall theme of the event as well as the content… Read More



ELFTin1Voice perform ‘See me as I am’

20 May 2019

  A group of staff and service users from across the trust came together in one voice to give a rousing performance ending the morning of the 2019 Quality Conference. Over the past few months, singers met in Bedford and London to learn a specially composed piece of music by choir leader Leanne Sedin which… Read More



An Illustrated Guide to Quality Improvement

20 May 2019

At the conference we were excited to launch our illustrated guide to QI, produced by ELFT in collaboration with Sonia Sparkles. It’s an interactive picture book that takes you on a journey from ‘What is QI?’ through to improving the health of populations using Triple Aim. Explore the illustrated guide here >> Thank you to… Read More



QI Essentials: The daily practice of improvement

26 April 2019

What does it take to make quality improvement a part of our every day habits and behaviours? Have a read of Amar’s latest QI Essentials blog…     In “Outliers – the story of success”, Malcolm Gladwell challenges the notion that success is based on innate skill, hard work or focused ambition. Or that we… Read More



Tower Hamlets and Corporate services: a Triple Aim update

24 April 2019

Triple Aim work is picking up pace in several directorates across East London NHS Foundation Trust. Here are the latest updates from Tower Hamlets and Corporate services.   Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets as a directorate have chosen to use the Triple Aim framework to improve the quality of life of those who are homeless. With… Read More



National Award Nomination for Inspirational Rachel Luby, from John Howard centre

24 April 2019

An inspirational clinical lead has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her tireless work for improved sexual health and expression within mental health services. Rachel Luby has been nominated for a Mental Health Nursing Award as part of RCNi Nursing Awards 2019. She has led a Quality Improvement project at the Trust’s… Read More



Triple Aim work in Newham

24 April 2019

The team in Newham have been busy getting underway with their Triple Aim work looking at improving the lives of those who live in Newham. Here are some thoughts from Ed Lander, Newham Crisis Pathway Project Lead .   Where are we focusing our efforts? Newham’s Triple Aim work is focusing upon a population who… Read More



Three Part Data Review: Learning and Disabilities service in Bedfordshire & Luton

23 April 2019

One of the key steps in using the triple aim approach to improving quality of life for those we serve is a good understanding of assets and needs within the specific population you are working with. The three part data review is the simple, systematic way to start learning about assets and needs. This involves the following… Read More



Our Coborn QI Wall!

17 April 2019

In April 2019 we were proud to complete the artwork for the Quality Improvement visibility wall at the Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health in Newham. Building on the experiences from previous QI wall projects at Robert Dolan House and Newham Centre for Mental Health, this work was a collaboration between young people at the… Read More



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