This Month: March


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

BEH Learning Session 2

Programme Manager Stuart Clough, Chief Operating Officer Penny Martin and Chief Exec Prof Maxine Power were at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) this month hosting Learning Session two of the BEH Live, Love, Do Breakthrough Series Collaborative.

BEH has always worked hard to improve safety and provide quality and compassionate care for their service users. In August 2016 we announced a partnership with BEH to take their improvement journey to the next level. We aim to not only improve the quality of healthcare, but also build momentum, resilience and capability among staff to help them continue and embed a culture of improvement. Find out more about the programme here. Follow BEH on Twitter.

Innovating for Improvement

Launch event success for the Innovating for Improvement team!

This month, we launched the Innovating for Improvement round five programme, in partnership with the Health Foundation, at the Royal College of Nursing, Marylebone, London. Haelo has been commissioned by the Health Foundation as expert support providers for the Innovating for Improvement programme.

The day had everything, from Lego and cakes to pantomime and weather reports. That’s before we heard from our fabulous key note speakers from the South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) Juliann Hall, Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing and Morwena Foden, Programme Lead, Quality Improvement who presented: Coproducing Health – The myths, the methods and the magic.

Andrew Palmer, Project Manager, “The Innovating for Improvement programme officially got underway at the start of the month with the launch event in London. We had attendees from 20 out of the 22 teams involved who travelled the length and breadth of the country to be there and the day was highly successful. Support coaches are now starting their initial site visits and going to visit their teams in action.”

You can see tweets from the day with the #THFinnovate and review the learning from the launch with our event review.

Salford Together Partnership

Haelo has been recently commissioned by Salford Together to provide event, communications and film support at upcoming events. The first session was held on the 7th March at The Lowry. The event showcased the journey to an Integrated Health & Social Care System.

The learning experience illustrated how Salford has come together as a partnership to improve system outcomes. Find out more about the event in our now not-so-live blog here. Follow the online conversation from the day on via Twitter @SalfordTogether and #SalfordTogether.

From Singapore to Salford

This month, we were delighted to host health care executives from Singapore’s Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The team began their visit here at Haelo HQ and spent the following day at the previously mentioned learning event with Salford Together to learn best practices to implement in their own working environment.

IS4 shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017

One of Haelo’s flagship improvement programmes, IS4Ac, has been shortlisted in the Education & Training category at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017.

As part of the 10th annual Patient Safety Congress, the Health Service Journal has announced those organisations and projects in the running for its prestigious annual Patient Safety Awards.

The Improvement Science for Academics programme, otherwise known as IS4Ac, is run in collaboration Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

Kurt Bramfitt, Senior Improvement Advisor and IS4 Expert Faculty, said: “We are proud that Haelo’s flagship improvement programme, IS4, has been shortlisted in the esteemed HSJ awards. It is a fantastic achievement that the hard work of the IS4 teams is being recognised; their fantastic results are making a real difference in health care.”

Three cohorts of teams have completed the IS4Ac programme. Read about the improvement projects and the success of previous IS4 Academic graduates, in our IS4Ac Alumni Directory 2013-2016.

Congratulations again to all the IS4 teams and the amazing project team: Prof Maxine Power, Judith Strobl, Kurt Bramfitt, Katharine Goldthorpe and Helen Cottrill.

A previous IS4Ac cohort

NWAS Leadership Conference: Leading in the North West Health Economy

Our Chief Exec Prof Maxine Power was invited to speak at the North West Ambulance Leadership Conference. Inspired by the event, Maxine posted her latest blog, Leading Improvement in Chaos, talking about leading change in chaos. Read and share Maxine’s latest blog, complete with five tips to navigate through the environments we work within:

Sitting here at the North West Ambulance Service leadership conference I am reminded of the constancy of change and improvement in the NHS and Social care. One speaker after another has reinforced one indisputable fact: there is really only one constant and that is that there is almost always ‘chaos’. Continue reading… 

Haelo Training, Development & Events 2017

Human Factors Conference 22‐23 June 2017 (2 days)
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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