This Week: Edition 124


Spring has sprung with a flurry of activity at Haelo HQ! Find out all the happenings from the past week.

Coffee with… Lloyd Provost

As part of our brand new film series Coffee with…, our Communications Manager, Vicky Grimes, sat down with Haelo expert faculty Lloyd P. Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement and a International Healthcare Improvement Senior Fellow. Lloyd has worked with Haelo for a number of years and is a member of the expert faculty of the shortlisted HSJ Patient Safety Award IS4 programme.

Film coming next week, watch this space!

IS4 shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017

One of Haelo’s flagship improvement programmes, IS4Ac, has been shortlisted in the Education & Training category at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017.

As part of the 10th annual Patient Safety Congress, the Health Service Journal has announced those organisations and projects in the running for its prestigious annual Patient Safety Awards. The Improvement Science for Academics programme, otherwise known as  IS4Ac, is run in collaboration Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

Kurt Bramfitt, Senior Improvement Advisor and IS4 Expert Faculty, said: “We are proud that Haelo’s flagship improvement programme, IS4, has been shortlisted in the esteemed HSJ awards. It is a fantastic achievement that the hard work of the IS4 teams is being recognised; their fantastic results are making a real difference in health care.”

Congratulations to the whole IS4 team on this fantastic achievement!

More IS4 news; we recently held a very successful IS4Ac interview evening for teams who had passed the first stage of the IS4 application process. We look forward to working with these teams in the future.

Run, Maxine, Run!

Salford duo, self-confessed ‘rookies’, are well into training mode for the London Marathon. Our Chief Executive, Maxine Power and Pete Murphy, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Director of Nursing will be taking on the 26 mile feat on 23 April 2017, for a charity close to their hearts. They are running in memory of Maxine’s mum, Brenda Dunleavy and in support of Pete’s father in law, Alf. The pair, trying to raise £5000 in order to support research into the disease.

This is for a fantastic cause and if you would like to donate then you can do so via their Just Giving page. We’ll keep you updated on their progress!

Leading Improvement in Chaos

Our Chief Executive Maxine Power is back blogging! Inspired by her recent talk at the North West Ambulance Service Leadership Conference, Maxine’s latest improvement blog discusses on leading change in chaotic environments and gives her five tips for leading change in a time of chaos.

Sitting here at the North West Ambulance Service leadership conference I am reminded of the constancy of change and improvement in the NHS and Social care. One speaker after another has reinforced one indisputable fact: there is really only one constant and that is that there is almost always ‘chaos’. Despite a commitment to no top down re-organisation the coalition government instigated a series of NHS reforms which have had a dramatic impact on the way services are delivered. This is now being made even more complex by the strategic changes demanded by the Five Year Forward View. Our system is paralysed by and waiting for stability. Our reality though is that this is unlikely to come, not in our lifetime as leaders. I’m left thinking how we can navigate through the chaos…

Read the full blog here.

Demystifying Improvement Workshop

Date: Monday 08 May 2017 or Thursday 13 July 2017
Venue: Haelo Office, The Victoria, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.
Tickets: £95pp plus VAT. Reserve your place: May or July.

This workshop will untangle the web of improvement science, looking to equip delegates with the skills and resources to develop an improvement toolkit.

Expert speakers will include Dr Gareth Parry MSc, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) alongside Haelo’s Chief Executive Professor Maxine Power, Senior Improvement Advisor, Kurt Bramfitt and Lead Analyst, Nick John.

Visit our dedicated events page for further information and to reserve your place!

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