This Month: May


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

Haelo Hosts ’16

haelo hosts90% of tickets have already been snapped up as we countdown to the return of Haelo Hosts. The 2 day event will bring together inspirational people with a will to positively influence the delivery of public services, restore hope and become an agent for change.

Speakers from around the world and across a variety of industries will take to the stage to show how they are daring greatly.  They will share their experiences and learning, shining a light on how they break down barriers to improvement by showcasing practical examples. Visit our events page to find out more and join those already signed up!

Partner up with Haelo Hosts ’16

Partnering with Haelo Hosts ’16: Daring Greatly will give you the exclusive sponsorship opportunity to get in front of your target market to promote your business at our prestigious and high profile event.

There are a variety of sponsorship packages available to suit your needs. You can read more about the offer here.

Celebrations for Improvement Science graduates

On Thursday 19th May, delegates from cohort 3 of the Improvement Science for Academics (IS4Ac) attended their celebratory graduation event at The Landing, MediaCityUK.

IS4Ac is a Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) programme hosted by Haelo. The event saw ten teams from the IS4Ac programme present their improvement journey over the past 12 months. Together we celebrated the success of teams in developing improvement science knowledge and skills and delivering strategically important improvement projects throughout the MAHSC domains.

Read more about the graduation and view the photo gallery and review the live blog.

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15th – 21st May saw Dementia Awareness Week and every person in the Haelo team got involved! From becoming Dementia Friends to walking a marathon, the whole team has been proactive in raising awareness!

Read all our guest blogs about Dementia Awareness and review all our team activity with Dementia Awareness Week Storify.

Lights, Camera and Action

We are thrilled to announce the return of Haelo’s Film Festival on Thursday 10th November 2016 hosted at The Lowry, Salford Quays.

Now in its second year, Haelo’s newest annual event will bring together like-minded people to celebrate film excellence, showcasing outstanding public sector films from across the world.

At the heart of the festival are the much coveted Film Festival Awards, made up of five prize-winning categories. The judging panel will be made up of international experts in filmmaking and public sector improvement.

Festival of Learning

Festival of Learning Haelo Salford GMWith a fantastic array of workshops to chose from, the Festival of Learning will showcase the innovative and cutting edge improvement work being undertaken in Salford, regionally and nationally. Packed with ticketed events, there’s something for everyone. Learning labs include:

  1. The Science of Improvement: A masterclass with Lloyd Provost
  2. Improving culture, quality & assurance: The Salford Royal NAAS
  3. Lights! Camera! Improvement! Telling your improvement story through film

Taking Improvement to Scale in 2016

On Thursday this week, Prof Maxine Power hosted a global webinar as part of the Healthcare Improvement Scotland exciting line up of monthly WebEx sessions, titled QI Connect, presented by an exceptional global faculty. You can see all the activity on twitter, using the #HISQIconnect

During the event, a live blog was created to be used as a post-event summary. The recording will be coming soon, so watch this space!

Maxine QI Connect

Safety Thermometer App 

We were very honoured to be included in The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff this week with the Haelo developed Safety Thermometer App. The App was also chosen as ‘Piccalilley of the Week!
Find out more information, read the case study and watch the app tutorial film here.


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 a selection of our most recent guest blogs below.

Our newest addition to our world of comms and fast becoming the highest viewed attraction is a series of guest blogs from our very own Chief Executive, Professor Maxine Power.

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Nick John, Haelo’s Data Coordinator within the Measurement function, has returned to the blogging stage – giving us his ‘top tips’ when presenting data. The post is third in a series of informative measurement blogs, including Understanding a funnel plot and Why we need data over time.

Life as a Haelo Intern

Life as a Haelo intern: A new four part blog series from our 19 year old Haelo intern and prospective medical student Sarah Alvi. You can read the full series here. Final blog coming soon…


Patient Safety Success: How to Improve a System

Interested in improving systems? Delivered by Haelo and The Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network, this one-year Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BTS) Improving Medicine Safety coaches teams, using improvement science, on how to help make Greater Manchester the safest place in the world to administer and take medicines. This film shows, in depth, the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh team’s work on creating a more accurate medicines reconciliation sheet; helping to reduce medication errors across their district. This film has been produced by Haelo and commissioned by the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN).

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May has been another busy month for recruitment at Haelo, with four new starters joining the team.

Ben Morris (top left) joins the Programmes Team. Robbie Grieshaber (top right) has joined the Knowledge and Communications Team as the Conference and Events Producer.  Amber John (bottom left) joins the Knowledge and Communications Team as a Project Assistant. And finally Katie Pieroni (bottom right) who joins the Innovation team.

Read more about our new recruits here.

Warm welcome to our guests

This week, we welcomed three professionals: firstly friend of Haelo, Gareth Parry, Senior Scientist, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) visited the Haelo office providing expert advice and consulting on a number of different programmes. He also met with project teams to offer support and guidance.gpaz
We also welcomed Dr May Moonan, Director Service Improvement / Public Health Consultant at Pennine Acute NHS Foundation Trust and Sarah Morgan, Director of Organisational Development, from Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation TrustBoth visits included a ‘welcome to Haelo’, from Professor Maxine Power, Chief Executive and Penny Martin, Managing Director.


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