How to Improve


New to Quality Improvement and Improvement Science? Learn more about the fundamentals with our blog series How To Improve.

Now Senior Fellow, Professor Maxine Power founded and led Haelo for four years. As CEO, Maxine wrote many guest blogs for Haelo. Read her blogs on improvement below:


  • My Salford Story: Maxine Power, CEO, looks back at her own Salford journey, the lessons learnt along the way, the genesis of Haelo and our passion to make a difference in healthcare.
  • Improvement Showstoppers: To succeed in improvement we need to surface and address the issues head on. So, what are they? Maxine explores five of her favourites.

Power on Improvement

Access Maxine’s talk from the Kings Fund: The DNA of improving healthcare organisations & live blog from a QI Connect webinar: Taking improvement to scale in 2016.

Book on to a Haelo Improvement Science training courses for beginner, intermediate and expert level. Whether to learn new skills and refresh existing knowledge, there’s something for every individual and team.

Postcards from Australia

Read Maxine’s blog series following a Knowledge & Exchange visit in Australia:

IHI #DataChoir

In December 2016, Maxine travelled across the pond in Orlando to attend the 28th IHI Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.

The forum is the premier conference for people committed to the mission of improving health care. Maxine presented a workshop: Make Your Data Sing, jointly with Lloyd Provost, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement. In her blog from the sunshine state, Maxine shows us how data provides insights to develop improvement strategies.

Whilst at the IHI, inspired by the keynote speakers, Maxine blogged about the pressures facing frontline teams in healthcare, the importance of teamwork and how improvement offers to relieve the strain: Fueling up our tanks with teamwork and kindness.

Popular in our network

Experts at Haelo take the stage to guest blog:

Why do we need date over time? Haelo’s Data Coordinator, Nick John, from the Measurement team tells us about the need for data. Looking for more on measurement? Check out Understanding a funnel plot and Nick’s top tips when presenting data.

How to train your dragon… Using PDSA:  Read how we’re implementing PDSA cycles in our everyday lives without even knowing.

Igniting Improvement: Success breeds success. Jo Evans, Improvement Advisor and Programme Manager at Haelo, discusses the role of leaders in inspiring a culture of success in organisations.

Read our Clinical Fellow Hannah Baird’s Journey to Haelo and Leaving the front line, but joining a larger fight from Dr Cameron Whytock, Haelo Clinical Fellow graduate, exploring their reasons for embracing a year in improvement science.

A map in a tea cup: Read about the importance of process mapping.

Interested in improvement?

Haelo runs expert improvement training workshops. If you work within a system you want to improve, invest in your development and attend the following:


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