Live blog: I4I Summit Event


Welcome to the live blog for the Innovating for Improvement round six: summit event, held on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Haelo has been commissioned by the Health Foundation as expert support providers for the Innovating for Improvement programme. Innovating for Improvement aims to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care through the redesign of processes, practices and services

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Today we meet at CCT Venues on Canary Wharf in London, hosting the summit event for the 21 teams that made up the sixth round of the innovation programme. Over the 15 month programme clinical teams developed their innovative ideas and approaches, put them into practice and gathered evidence about how their innovation improves quality.

The below video shows what happened at the launch event back in 2018.

The Health Foundation | Innovating for Improvement Round 6 Launch Event from Haelo on Vimeo.

The event kicks of with a warm welcome from Sarah Henderson, Assistant Director of Improvement Programmes at The Health Foundation. Sarah explained that whilst not all teams have finished their projects yet, it was still important to come together and reflect on what has been achieved so far.

Sarah shared a video from a previous project about Recovery College which is part of the Power of people, their award-winning series of inspiring short films about life-changing health care innovation. Find out more:

A quick glimpse of what’s to come in this afternoon’s sessions….

Abigail Harrison, Director of Innovation at Haelo welcomes the 20 teams who are represented here today and shares the film from the mid point event.

A quick quiz with participants to check their memory of the programme and also some fun innovation facts!

  1. What number floor are we on right now? 32
  2. What date was the official launch event? 7 December
  3. NAViGO were shortlisted for which award? BMJ Award
  4. Who said I don’t know where i’m going from here but I promise it wont be boring? David Bowie
  5. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in what year? 1989
  6. SH:24 won which award? Guardian Public Service Award
  7. Who ‘Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads’? Doc Brown – Back to the Future
  8. How many hours is it until Brexit? 709

The winners are Tower Hamlets who have won a session with Peter Ledwith from AQuA and Haelo who is a Human Factors Specialist! Well done to the team!

Next upon the agenda are the Pecha Kucha sessions which showcase the work of a few of the using 20 slides with only 20 seconds to talk to each slides. This gives each presenter a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each to talk through their project, their findings, their improvement and also their lessons learned.

The presenters and topics were:

  • Facilitating heroin smokers access to existing community COPD services in Liverpool – Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Insomnia in a prison population – Care UK
  • Addressing non-clinical risk among people with multi-morbidities in order to improve health outcomes – NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Physical health dashboard in the Psychosis Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) – Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Enabling Quality Improvement in Practice – NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

Attendees are now taking the time to reflect on the challenges faced and key learning from their projects using time to think. Following individual reflections, attendees ‘buddied’ up with someone else to share their thoughts.

Now we’re moving onto a thinking council. In summary, this involves each table picking a particular challenge experienced by someone, they outline the challenge and everyone listens. Everyone else then thinks of ideas that they can contribute which could be useful to help with it. This could be an idea, a person they can link with, feedback from work they’ve done before or something they might have red. At the end, the person with the challenge takes all the ideas away and hopefully it helps them with their challenge!

The Ten Components of a Thinking Environment – Nancy Kline; Personnel Management

Thinking councils can also help increase productivity in meetings and one organisation saved to 62% of their senior management time!

During the afternoon teams visited the ‘tech zone’ and ‘film room’ to hear more about the work of each of the projects. In the tech zone, teams from University College London Hospitls NHS Trust, Navigo Health & Social Care CIC, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were sharing their data and outcomes.

In the film room we watched four inspirational and fascinating films which had been made by the teams themselves at University Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, CEG Queen Mary University of London.

The penultimate session of the day is our very own panel show hosted by AQuA Director Elizabeth Bradbury. First up on the ‘Innovation Show’ are Anuerin Bevan University Health Board, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and SH:24.

“We are not being innovative enough in how we use technology in healthcare. We are just replicating the same approaches in a digital space. We need to change how we think about delivering healthcare”

Dr Paula Baraitser, SH:24

For part 2 of ‘The Innovation Show’ we’re hearing from Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals Trust and NIHR CLAHRC North West London.

“Thanks for all work that you have put into the projects. Spending times with team at events like this is best part of the job. Thanks for sharing your experience honestly and it’s great to hear how these projects have benefited patients.”

Closing remarks from Sarah Henderson, The Health Foundation.

Huge thanks go to everyone from the project teams who joined us today and also to the teams from Haelo and The Health Foundation who worked behind the scenes to make today’s event, and the 15 month programme such a success!

That’s all from us!

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