This Week: Edition 113


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

Digital Communications Training: Enhancing Programme Delivery

This week, we had a ‘throughly enjoyable’ Digital Communications Training session on how to enhance programme delivery ultilising digital communications, a part of our vision to be Digital By Default. The Thursday afternoon session was designed and delivered by Communications Manager Vicky Grimes and Communications Assistant Becky White. The session was designed to increase understanding of the communications function and build capacity in the wider team.


Haelo Goes Stateside!

Two of Haelo’s biggest and brightest, Karen Wright, Business Unit Manager and Alex Buckley, Data Analyst have just set off to Orlando, Florida for The Institute of Healthcare Improvement National Forum 2016. This conference is the premier “meeting place” for people committed to the mission of providing safe, effective patient care at a reasonable cost. The annual event draws nearly 6,000 health care leaders from around the world to Orlando and thousands more via satellite broadcast. This amazing opportunity will involve Karen and Alex becoming Blue Shirts at the conference. Have fun guys!

As well as our Blue Shirts representing Haelo, our very own Maxine Power will be attending the full conference and reporting back. Watch this space!

Human Factors Conference 2017

Save the date: Don’t be late for check in!

hfc-fiIn June next year, a unique UK inter-agency Human Factors Conference, set underneath the wings of the iconic Concorde, will bring together professionals from Healthcare, Aviation and the Fire and Rescue Service.

Date: 22-23 June 2017 (Two day conference, complete with evening dinner)
Location: Runway Visitors Park, Manchester Airport.
Booking: Tickets will costs £250 and are due to go on sale late 2016.

Be the first to know when tickets go on sale later this year! To get your hands on the early bird promotional code, register your interest here.

Endorsements secured so far include: Civil Aviation Authority and the Airport Operators Association. Confirmed accreditation includes: Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Anesthetists and the Institution of Fire Engineers.

The event partners include: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Airport Fire and Rescue Service, Manchester Airport and event facilitator Haelo.

Careless Talk

Heather Gaille, Consultant Anesthetist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Human Factors Programme Lead, begins with the second in a series of Human Factors blogs, as we prepare for the expert multi agency conference in 2017. Heather blogs for Haelo on the cost of careless talk.

Save the Date for Haelo Hosts ’17

You don’t want to miss the fifth anniversary of Haelo Hosts!

In November next year, Haelo Hosts will celebrate the 5th anniversary of our annual conference Haelo Hosts! Be the first to know when speakers are announced, agendas are released and tickets go on sale later this year.

Register your interest here!

IS4 Cohort 3 Applications are now open!

Building on the success of our IS4 portfolio, Haelo launched it’s flagship programme Improvement Science for Leaders (IS4L) in 2015. As a team based training programme in improvement science, IS4L includes a blend of face to face and web-based learning, improvement coaching and site

Participants will have access to international experts in the field of improvement and an opportunity to learn and share with like-minded colleagues. This programme is unique in inviting system leaders and four colleagues from their specialty area to work together on an improvement challenge.

Please note. This cohort, cohort 3, will be open to members of the following networks: GM AHSN, MAHSC and NHS Quest. If you are not a member of these networks and wish to get involved, please email

Prospectus and application form are available here.

My Journey to Haelo

Dr Hannah Baird is a junior doctor and Improvement Science Fellow at Haelo undertaking a a two year placement at Haelo, whilst continuing as an ST2 at Royal Bolton Hospital. Hannah shares her journey to Haelo.

My name is Hannah and I am a junior doctor. I am currently an ST2 ACCS trainee, which is year two of my specialty training in A&E. Currently undertaking a part time secondment to work at Haelo, I will spend 50 per cent of my time over the next two years as an Improvement Science Fellow.

I initially became interested in Quality Improvement during my foundation training at Central Manchester Foundation Trust where I started an improvement project, but with little knowledge of the methodology my project struggled to get off the ground. In response to this I undertook an Improvement Methodologies course with AQUA and attended a workshop run by NHS Improvement.

Read more here…

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