This Month: February


Welcome to Februarys edition of This Month! Becky White, Communications Officer, tells us what’s got the team talking…

Last call for IS4

The deadline to join the next cohort of IS4L, a bespoke training improvement science programme for clinical leaders, has been extended.

Due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline for applications. You can find out more about the course content and structure over the 12 month programme by visiting the IS4L programme page.

Haelo University

As part of Haelo’s internal training programme, Haelo University has been launched for 2017. Our team spent three days dedicated to their learning and developing. The first session took place at the end of January, with a topic focus on building their knowledge, skills and confidence around presenting and coaching, with an emphasis on the Model for Improvement.

Haelo University

Haelo Hosts 17 Launch!

We are delighted to announce the much-anticipated return of Haelo Hosts and the launch of this year’s theme, ‘If I Can…’

From the 14 – 16 November 2017, Haelo Hosts will this year be taking place in the spectacular Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays, providing the best seat in the house for every participant. Attendees seeking an innovative and energetic conference will have access to a unique mix of 20 talks from local to international speakers, one of four expert workshops and one awards evening to rival all others. Book your ticket for as little as £150, all details are on our new Haelo Hosts 17 microsite.

New Speaker Announced for Haelo Hosts 17

We are delighted to confirm that Alice Webb will be joining our roster of renowned speakers for Haelo Hosts 17! Alice is Director of BBC Children’s and was a driving force in reinventing the BBC for the internet age, helping establish a new collaborative culture that has helped make BBC North the thriving creative centre it is today.

Alice is a fantastic addition to our speaker line up and we can’t wait for her to present! Read more about Alice here. Follow Alice on Twitter here and find out about our other speakers, agendas and more on our brand new Haelo Hosts microsite here.

Haelo Training & Events 2017

This year, follow through on your New Years resolution and take the time to invest in your career development.

Packed with something for all levels, attend one of Haelo’s expert training events listed here. If you are interested in any of the events at the above link, find out more here or email to be the first to know when specific event tickets go on sale.

Spotlight on Demystifying Improvement

This one day workshop will untangle the web of improvement science, looking to equip delegates with the skills and resources to develop an improvement toolkit.

Expert speakers will include Dr Gareth Parry MSc, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) alongside Haelo’s Chief Executive Professor Maxine Power, Senior Improvement Advisor, Kurt Bramfitt and Lead Analyst, Nick John.

Book your ticket now! Spaces are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the event, please contact

Innovating for Improvement with The Health Foundation

Haelo has been commissioned by the Health Foundation as expert support providers for Innovating for Improvement – Round 5.

We have been entrusted to help support, nourish and advise all teams with their innovation projects. We are committed to the success and development of all 22 teams and look forward to using our expertise across a vast variety of improvement projects. We are looking forward to working with the Health Foundation on this programme.

To celebrate the fantastic work of IS4 teams who went above and beyond in their improvement journey, we caught up with the CMFT Rheumatology team following their improvement project. The CMFT Rheumatology team were members of Improvement Science for Academics (IS4Ac) cohort, led in partnership with MAHSC. Read their story here.


IS4 is Haelo’s flagship improvement programme, developed and delivered in partnership with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), NHS Quest and Manchester Cancer (now part of Greater Manchester Cancer), a bespoke team based training programme in improvement science that includes a blend of web-based learning, improvement coaching and site visits.

Dr Cameron Whytock, Haelo’s Improvement Science Fellow and Junior Doctor, reviews the three-day event as a delegate. Read our event blog for the latest IS4 Leaders workshop.

PrISMS Case Study: GP practices improving the safety of medicines in SalfordPrISMS

Primary care accounts for 85 to 90% of patient contact with the NHS, with the majority of medicines prescribed and monitored also within primary care, according to NHS England.

In our latest case study, we put the spotlight on our latest collaborative to cross the finish line. Read how Haelo, commissioned by Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, led a Breakthrough Series Collaborative designed to reduce harm to patients taking high risk drugs in Salford.

 Reducing Polypharmacy: Improvement in Primary Care

Greater Manchester is one of the first regions ready to tackle problematic polypharmacy in primary care.  Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network are working in partnership with Haelo to explore how improvement can be achieved for this complex issue.

Dates to be confirmed. Find out more here or alternatively to register your interest and for more information, please contact Kurt Bramfitt (Senior Improvement Lead, Haelo) on:

Behind the lens

A behind the scenes look at our exclusive chat with Lloyd Provost. Look out for the film, coming soon!

Lloyd Provost

NDPP nominated for Advancing Healthcare Award

The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) has been nominated for an Advancing Healthcare Award. The awards programme, which crosses boundaries and fosters partnership working, is open to allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles. Find out more about the programme and the nomination here.

National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)

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