This Week: Edition 114


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…

Voices from the Frontline: Nurses on Death and Dying

As part of our series Voices from the Frontline: Nurses on Death and Dying, which premiered at the Dying Inspirationally session of Haelo Hosts ’16, documents front line nurses discussing the realities of palliative care.

Nurses from Salford Royal Foundation Trust opened up about their training, the beginnings of their careers, the importance of mentoring, first experiences of dealing with a death and going the extra mile.

We have already had great coverage on social media so please share the film with your networks. Watch the film below, read more here or join the conversation online using #voicesfromthefrontline

Haelo Goes Stateside!

Our Chief Executive, Maxine Power, was in Orlando this week attending the 28th IHI Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.

The forum is the premier conference for people committed to the mission of improving health care. Maxine presented a workshop: Make Your Data Sing, jointly with Lloyd Provost, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement. In her latest blog from the sunshine state, Maxine shows us how data provides insights to develop improvement strategies. Watch the film below and read her full blog here.

Two of Haelo’s biggest and brightest, Karen Wright, Business Unit Manager and Alex Buckley, Data Analyst have also returned from Orlando, Florida from The Institute of Healthcare Improvement National Forum 2016. Karen and Alex had the amazing opportunity of being Blue Shirts at the conference.

Human Factors Conference 2017

Earlybird Tickets Now Available! 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.

Discounted tickets are limited to 75 spaces. Act quick – when they’re gone, they’re gone! General sale will resume when early bird tickets have sold out.

Secure your space for £195, usually £250, excluding VAT. You can find out more about the event and guest speakers on the HFC17 website.

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

Reducing Error

Heather Gaille, Consultant Anaesthetist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Human Factors Programme Lead begins with the first in a series of Human Factors blogs, as we prepare for the expert multi agency conference in 2017.

Sometimes when it comes to safety ‘we can’t see the forest for the trees’. What do I mean by that? Well imagine you are involved in the care of a particular patient, you are on nights; you are going through the blood tests for this patient. The U&E taken by the day staff shows potassium of 6.5, the results fit with an acute kidney injury yet the nursing staff had received no phone calls and there were no alerts on the system. This is odd; you think it is probably a one off as it has never happened to you before. Read the full blog here.

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 its 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.

Bye Bye Bridget!

It’s a bittersweet day at Haelo HQ. Our Senior Programme Manager Bridget Armour is leaving! We’ll miss you Bridge, good luck!

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