This Month: April


Haelo’s “This Month” feature is back. Becky White, Communications Assistant rounds up the headlines from the Haelo office.

Haelo Festivals Return for 2016

After great success last year, our two festivals are returning – the Festival of Learning and Film Festival!

Festival of Learning

Haelo-Festival-of-LearningOnce, again our Festival of Learning will showcase the innovation and cutting edge improvement work being undertaken in Salford, regionally and nationally. Through tailored learning labs, our expert faculty will challenge your thinking and provide a stimulating platform of learning across varied topics.

These ticketed labs will provide invaluable insight into the world of improvement and the topics will offer something to everyone. The Festival of Learning will formally launch mid-May, when all sessions will become available to book. So watch this space!

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We’re bringing the glamour of the Oscars to Salford Quays! The Haelo Film Festival will bring together like-minded people to celebrate film excellence. Held on the evening of Thursday 10th November 2016, at the prestigious Lowry, Salford Quays, Haelo Film Festival will showcase brilliant films about health and healthcare from across the world.

Find all the information for both festivals here.

Partner up with Haelo Hosts 16

haelo hostsThere is still time to partner up with Haelo Hosts ’16 which this year takes on the momentous theme of ‘Daring Greatly’. We will welcome over 200 delegates, including industry leaders and inspiring trailblazers from across the globe to this unique event, to positively influence the delivery of public services, restore hope and become an agent for change. If you want to your business in the spotlight in front of your target market, why not join our event partners, or exhibit, at the 2-day event in November?

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We turned 3 in April and what better way to celebrate than to look back on last year’s successes! Read our Birthday Review here which has some great highlights from the past 12 months including; Friday Night Lights, Haelo Hosts ’15 and IS4 graduate success.

Haelo Goes Global!

ForumLogo4We were very proud of Bridget, Nick and Katherine who attended the Quality and Safety in HealthCare Conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden last month on behalf of Haelo.

Bridget says: It was quite an experience in many ways. The first day was the ‘Science Symposium’ which was when Nick and I presented the poster on ‘Planned Experimentation’. The Haelo poster definitely stood out and was the only one related to a factorial design that we could see. Our session was also attended by Lloyd Provost, who was very positive and asked interesting questions to us and the group in attendance. It was clear that very few people had any prior experience of the methodology of a factorial design, but it was something that people were very interested in testing out.

The final three days were at the actual IHI conference, attended by 3,600 participants and held in an enormous conference centre. We attended a variety of sessions , the stand out Plenary Session being Don Berwick demonstrating the ‘Red Bead Game’. Personally I enjoyed the sessions presented by Jaideep Prabhu on ‘Frugal Innovation’, ‘Change Management’ by Lois Kelly and the ‘Virginia Mason Hospital Lean Production Management System’ by Dr Gary Kaplan. All presenters were engaging and inspirational – with the main themes being patient focused care and just getting out there and doing it. It is an experience I will never forget and thanks to Senior Management for supporting us both to go.

Postcard from Australia 

Also this month, we hosted an information and knowledge and exchange visit with VIP’s from: Clinical Excellence Commission, Sydney Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District Centre of Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Peter Hibbert, from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University has passed on his thanks and feedback following his visit to Haelo.”

“I visited Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Haelo in April 2016. The visit was superbly organised by Neil; and whole team from Maxine and Penny who were most generous with their time.

“What most impressed me was the openness of both organisations to share what they have learnt and to learn from others. The team are justifiably proud of what they have done to date, but also acknowledge that more improvement is necessary. I really got the sense that the whole team are signed up to their journey to improve patients’ experiences and quality and that a great trust has developed between them. Thank you again for your time and honesty.”

United Against Dementia

The latest Dementia United newsletter is now out, catch up with the latest news and operational updates here.

Dementia United April Briefing from Haelo on Vimeo.

Guest Blogs

The Haelo team have been busy sharing their knowledge and expertise in a series of guest blogs. If you haven’t read the guest blogs then you can view all our new content here. We have included  our most recent guest blogs below:

A Map in a Tea Cup?

Kayleigh Price, Project Manager at Haelo, talks us through the importance of process mapping. From defining systems to evaluating variation. Kayleigh believes that ‘process mapping might seem like a laborious activity that has no perceivable benefit. But actually, once you have that process map, I can almost guarantee it will open up the kinds of conversations we are normally too scared, or busy to ask.’ Read the full blog here.


Why Do We Need Data Over Time?

Back by popular demand, Haelo’s Data Coordinator, Nick John, from the Measurement team tells us why we need data over time. Plotting your data over time gives you the ability to understand how your system is performing in real time and spot signs of change as the points begin to track up or down. Read the full blog here.


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