This Month: April update


Welcome to April edition of This Month! Becky White, Communications Officer give us the monthly update that got the team talking…

PrISMS showcased at Quality Forum

First up in our monthly update, our Chief Operating Officer, Penny Martin, represented Haelo at the Quality Forum on Friday 28 April 2017 showcasing a PRISMS poster – on improving medicines safety in general practice. The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the world’s largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and their safety. In April 2017 the International Forum returned to London.

Practices Improving the Safety of Medicines in Salford, otherwise known as PrISMS, was a Breakthrough Series Collaborative designed to improve medication safety in 8 Salford GP practices with a view to scale up across all GP practices in Salford. Commissioned by Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and delivered jointly by the CCG and Haelo, the programme included eight GP practices within Salford and ran for 12 months from September 2015.

Our successful poster submission into the display was a valuable opportunity to tell 3,000 colleagues and experts from over 80 countries, who attend the International Forum every year, about our improvement projects and to help others learn from our strategies and experiences.

The poster is thanks to the hard work of Haelo staff Bridget Armour, Alex Buckley, Penny Martin, Stephen Miller and Salford CCG staff Tina Dixon, Claire Vaughan and Mhairi Yates.

NDPP wins Advancing Healthcare Award

The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) in Salford has won a 2017 Advancing Healthcare Award.

Our monthly update congratulations go to Gillian Rawlinson, Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Services (MSK) Physiotherapy Practitioner at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Helen Slee, Project Manager for Salford NDPP, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Haelo.

The National Diabetes Prevention Programme won the FPH (Faculty of Public Health) and PHE (Public Health England) Award for Contributions to Public Health, for: providing NHS Health Checks and diabetes prevention checks in musculoskeletal physiotherapy services. The award recognises innovation, creativity, leadership and compassion.

Congratulations for the achievement have already been received from Salford commissioners from Public Health and the CCG, along with city councillors.

Helen Slee, Project Manager here at Haelo, described the award as “a fantastic achievement for the partners working on the pilot and demonstrates the continued determination for Salford to lead in developing innovative solutions to public health issues.”

Read all about it here.

Happy Birthday Haelo!

We turned 4 this month and what better way to celebrate than to look back on last year’s successes! That’s 48 monthly updates! Read our Birthday Review which has some great highlights from the past 12 months including; completed collaboratives, new partnerships and Haelo Hosts ’16!

Over the finish line!

HUGE congratulations from all the Haelo team to Maxine Power and Zoe Edgerikx for their incredible efforts to complete the London Marathon. Duo, Maxine and Pete Murphy, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Director of Nursing ran to raise money for Alzhiemers Society and Zoe took on the 26 mile feat for NSPCC.

Coffee with… Lloyd Provost

As part of our brand new film series Coffee with…, our Communications Manager Vicky Grimes sat down with Haelo expert faculty member Lloyd P. Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement and an International Healthcare Improvement Senior Fellow. Lloyd has worked with Haelo for a number of years and is a member of the expert faculty of the shortlisted HSJ Patient Safety Award IS4 programme.

Watch the film below!

National Tell A Story Day

To mark National Tell a Story Day, we’re celebrating how we at Haelo use film in a unique way to tell our stories. Read our short video blog featuring your favourite patient and community stories.

Please go to gate!

There’s less than six weeks to go until registration closes for the Human Factors Conference 2017, at Manchester Airport. Do you know someone or a team who would benefit from attending? Make sure they don’t miss out. More information, including speakers and schedules, can be found by visiting the HFC17 website. This event is bring ran in collaboration with SRFT and Manchester Airport Group.

Read our latest post, Five minutes with… Simon Hamilton.

Training, Events & Development

Haelo Hosts 2017 14–15 November 2017 (2 days)
Demystifying Improvement Workshop 
8 May 2017 or 13 July 2017 (1 day)
Scale Up and Spread Academy 11–12 July 2017 (2 days)
Improvement Science Toolkit 4–6 September 2017 (3 days)
Improvement Science for Leaders June 2017–June 2018 (12 months)

If you are interested in any of the events find out more here or email to be the first to know when specific event tickets go on sale.

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