This Month: July


Welcome to “This Month”. Becky White, Communications Assistant, rounds up the headlines from the Haelo office.

Demystifying Improvement Workshop

This month saw the Demystifying Improvement Workshop with our Chief Executive Professor Maxine Power and Senior Improvement Advisor Kurt Bramfitt. The workshop untangled the web of improvement science and equipped delegates with the toolkit to scale up and spread improvement in 2016 and beyond. We were delighted with the enthusiasm of the delegates and a thank you must go to all staff who helped bring the day together. The content was both engaging and inspiring, which reflected in fantastic event feedback from participants.

The workshop was inspired after the huge success of Maxine’s improvement blog series. You can now find all of Maxine’s blog in one handy place: Power on Improvement.


Bring on the Blogs!

How to Train your Dragon (or Puppy) using PDSA Cycles!

Haelo guest blogger, Kayleigh Price, blogs about implementing PDSA cycles in our everyday lives without even knowing.

We talk about PDSA all the time here at Haelo. In every learninTico3-1g session we hold, every work shop we run, every team visit we make, we extol the virtues of PDSA testing. To those of us who work in improvement PDSA is gospel. We live and breathe it every single day. But 18 months ago, when I first walked through the doors of Haelo I had never even heard of PDSA, and I honestly didn’t understand how it could really make that much of a difference. So, I wanted to take some time away from my day job and explain PDSA, and show you that you are probably already using it in your everyday lives without even realising it. Read the full blog here.

Haelo Hosts ’16 Speakers

Building on the success of Haelo Hosts ‘15, this years line up is bigger and better with international speakers renowned and celebrated for their commitment to this year’s theme, Daring Greatly. Daring Greatly denotes strength and commitment in the face of adversity. Overcoming obstacles with sheer determination and fully epitomising the enduring strength of the human spirit. All our distinguished speakers have demonstrated these qualities. Read the full blog here.

Haelo Film Festival 2016 – Tickets Now Available!filmfestival-logo-salfordquays-no-background

The annual Haelo Film Festival returns! At Haelo, we’re passionate about film, so we’re getting ready to roll out the red carpet on Thursday 10th November at The Lowry, Salford Quays! Read more here.
Don’t miss out on this amazing event! Order your tickets now!

The highlight of the evening will be the Haelo Film Festival Awards. Comprised of five prize winning categories, the judges will be made up of international experts in filmmaking and public sector improvement.
Enter your film today! View the categories and criteria here.

The Science of Improvement Masterclass

Are you committed to going the extra mile?
Do you work in a system that you want to improve?
Have you tried to improve and became frustrated by the pace of change?

This one-day programme gives a comprehensive overview of the science of improvement and provides detailed insight in to its application, including examples from right here in Salford.

You will explore the history of improvement science; and then delve in to the Theory of Profound Knowledge, including the theory of knowledge, systems, variation and the psychology of change. This material will be brought to life through breakout sessions, exercises and hearing case studies from expert faculty. Find our what topics you will cover on the day and reserve your place today!

BEH Quality Improvement Programme

Haelo’s improvement programme moves into mental health at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. This week, experts from the Haelo team were delighted to meet with leaders from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) to make first steps as they embark on a new era in their quality improvement journey. More information coming soon… watch this space.


We’re Hiring!

Haelo are currently seeking to recruit an exceptional Project Officer to support its wide portfolio of improvement programmes. The successful candidate will support Haelo across a number of programmes which involves working with colleagues from Salford’s whole health economy. This post require excellent organisational skills, proven ability to provide support to complex programmes of work from start to finish and an ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders.

Based at NHS Salford Royal Foundation Trust, the post is fixed term for 12 months, and is at Band 5 £21,909 – £28,462.

For further information including a full job description can be found on the Salford Royal NHS websiteApplications via the SRFT jobs website.

Closing date: 15th August 2016
Interview date: 30th August 2016

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