This Week: Edition 118


Welcome to This Week! Our weekly round up of all things Haelo.

A Taste of Porridge

Haelo’s Project Assistant, Ben Morris, talks us through his visit to Wormwood Scrubs as part of the Live, Love, Do collaborative undertaken by Barnet, Enfield & Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust.

PrisonIn late December, I spent two days visiting various teams from Barnet, Enfield & Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust (BEH), who are taking part in an improvement collaborative following an initial learning session.

The BEH collaborative has three main outcomes which are to provide better quality care, ensure staff are happy and maintaining affordable costs within the organisation. These outcomes can be achieved through reducing harm, increasing staff & patient experience, increasing workforce and reducing costs.  Read his guest blog here.

IS4 Cohort 3 applications deadline 27/01

training-icon-02-copyBuilding 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 visits.

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.

Programme graduate, Salford Royal’s Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Dr Adrian Parry-Jones, reflects the Improvement Science for Leaders (IS4L) course. Read his improvement story here.

Please note: This cohort 3, will be open to all, members of the following networks: GM AHSN, MAHSC and NHS Quest, have tailored instructions regarding their application process. If you have any queries, please email

Prospectus and application form are available here.

go2physio – New Pilot Physio Scheme

go2pysioHaelo, in partnership with Salford Royal, is piloting a new scheme that allows patients to self-refer for physio as a result of musculoskeletal complaints without having to go to their GP.

Nationally, up to 30% of GP consultations are taken up with patients who need referral to a physiotherapist for pain that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones. In an effort to empower patients to make their own choices about their care, and to reduce the amount of time GPs spend with MSK patents, this collaborative project – funded by Salford CCG, supported by Haelo – will see patients being able to contact the physio service directly to make an appointment.

This new route in to the service is called go2physio. Read all about it here.

Safer Salford: Safer Leadership Learning Session 2

Beginning in April 2016, Salford partners; Salford Clinical Commissioning GroupSalford City CouncilSalford Royal NHS Foundation TrustGreater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Haelo, embarked on an ambitious improvement programme to make Salford the safest health and social care system in the UK. Over the next 2 years, health and care partners across Salford will build on learning from the successful Making Safety Visible programme.

Safer Leadership aims to inspire leaders across Salford to think and act differently to bring about city wide change. Changing how we think, so we can change how we act.

Read the event review here, follow Safer Salford on Twitter here or join the conversation using #SaferLeadership.

Check In Open for Human Factors Conference 2017

In June, 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 and concorde tour)
Location: Runway Visitors Park, Manchester Airport.
Booking: Tickets will costs £250 and book through the Human Factors website.

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.

Chief Fire Officer joins Human Factors Conference. Manchester Airport’s Chief Fire Officer joins the Human Factors Conference 2017 speaker line up.

Simon Hamilton, Chief Fire Officer, became interested in human factors within aviation when he was looking at medical training for personnel. Simon spearheaded a research study alongside the fire-service with the aim of understanding how fire officers decision making had an effect on performance, resolution of incidents and whether there were any latent errors in processes. Read more about Simon here.

2016 Haelo Highlights

2016, what a year! New additions to our fabulous team, we celebrated our third birthday and many of our programmes and functions reached great milestones. Reflect with us, read the full review here.


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