This Week: Edition 107


It’s been a busy week here at Haelo HQ! Becky White, Communications Assistant, tells us what’s got the team chatting in a jam packed This Week…

Diary from Down Under

Our Chief Executive Professor Maxine Power is currently powering through a jam-packed two weeks in Australia. Equipped with a bursting schedule, Maxine is set to deliver innovation and improvement knowledge internationally. Maxine will exchange valuable insights and expertise, consult with professionals, capture best practice and share learning from right here in Salford, across 10,556 miles, to Sydney. You can follow Maxine via twitter, or keep updated with her diary here.

In her latest blog, ‘Postcard from APAC’, Maxine has visited the APAC Forum on the first stop in Australia, beginning by listening to Sir Edmund Hilary’s son talking about growing up with a famous father. Find out more!

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Why Should I Make a Film?

Have you ever made a film? If not, why not? In this blog, Haelo’s film team Ste Miller and Tom Harvey make the case for film as a unique way to tell your story.

‘Chances are there is a video camera in your pocket right now with image quality that only a few years ago would have cost thousands of pounds. We now have the ability to shoot, edit and share a film online all on the same device. When you have a simple message you want to share with a wide audience, nothing beats film.’ Read more here.

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Lights, Camera, Improvement!

lights-2-jpegDigital media has revolutionised the way we live our lives, empowering citizens and providing opportunities for gaining new information from a vast array of sources within minutes. Libraries have been replaced by online search engines and letters replaced by email. The speed of information transfer has accelerated beyond recognition. Despite this, in our improvement work we continue to seek to manage knowledge in a somewhat traditional way, with written reports, leaflets and posters. In this learning lab we will bid a fond farewell to the ‘how to guide’ and look at how film and digital media can be used to harvest, manage and share knowledge about improvement.

The session will be led by Haelo’s film team, who work across all Haelo’s functions to ensure film is at the heart of its work. The Haelo team uses film to set the scene for improvement, capturing patient stories that get to the very heart of the improvements we’re trying to make. Perfect for clinicians and communications teams alike!

Book your place on Lights, Camera, Improvement now to avoid disappointment!

Haelo Film Festival – deadline extended!

The Haelo Film Festival deadline has been extended! Due to overwhelming demand and an influx of late entries, we have extended the deadline for entries into the second annual Haelo Film Festival by one week! The film festival celebrates excellence in public sector films. We have entries in every category however we would love to receive more so please enter if you have been involved in a public sector film. Criteria and categories can be found here or if you have any further queries, please email

The new closing date for entries will be Wednesday 21st September!

We also have tickets to the Haelo Film Festival available which will be on Thursday 10th November at The Lowry at the end of the first day of Haelo Hosts. Attendees will enjoy an intimate drinks reception presenting the perfect opportunity for networking before taking their seats for a stunning two course meal with beautiful panoramic views of the Quays at Media City and the Manchester skyline.

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The countdown continues to our annual conference Haelo Hosts with fantastic supporting workshops in our Festival of Learning!

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.

This unique opportunity will develop your knowledge of improvement science; enabling you to apply improvement techniques to change the way you work and improve outcomes for patients. The day is designed primarily for clinicians with an interest or role in quality improvement, but the content will be of interest and applicable for anyone involved in improving health and care. Read our Senior Improvement Advisor Kurt Bramfitt teaser blog to see what is in store for attendees, visit the event page or book tickets directly here.

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