Inspiring improvement across the NHS


On 11 July 2017, we held our second inspiring improvement event, bringing together those passionate about developing improvement and leadership capabilities among their staff and themselves.

Agenda for the event

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Catch up on what happened on the day

Here's a recap of our inspiring improvement guest speakers

Hear how Dr Sonia Swart, Chief Executive, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust implemented improved care under pressure.

Improvement under pressure PDF, 1003.6 KB

Dr Sonia Swart, Chief Executive, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Hear how Haringey Council transformed its education system to make quality improvements in schools. By Jon Abbey, Director of Children’s Services, Haringey Council.

The Haringey Story PDF, 695.0 KB

Jon Abbey, Director of Children's Services, Haringey Council

Here's a look back at what happened during our breakout sessions

Red2Green days - ensuring patients time is the greatest currency in health and social care, by Lesley Standring, Transformation Lead, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Pete Gordon, Senior Improvement Manager, NHS Improvement.

Mitchell Fernandez, Head of Quality for Nursing, Midwifery & AHP, London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust and Kenny Ajayi, Programme Lead for Patient Safety, Imperial College Health Partners discuss 'ward to board' in our event breakout session.

David Gilbert, Director, InHealth Associates, Sibylle Erdmann, patient/family representative and Alison Cameron, patient/family representative discuss knowledge of improvement methods and how to use them at all levels.

Laurie Scott, Director of Operations, Charlotte Wood, Cancer Pathway Manager, Chris Lowrie, Directorate Manager from Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Matt Noonan, Micah Langton, Improvement Managers, NHS Improvement discuss supporting systems for learning at local, regional and national levels.

Jo Fillingham, Clinical Director, Allied Health Professions (AHPs), NHS Improvement and Zoe Packman, Head of Professional Development, NHS Improvement discuss nursing and AHP led improvement and how to support systems for learning at local, regional and national levels.

Colleagues from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talk seamless surgery and how to standardise, spread and sustain.

Where is the money in quality improvement by Jim Easton, Managing Director, Care UK

PechaKucha sessions - 20 slides, 20 seconds

PechaKucha is a 'chit chat' presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. This format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.

Measurement for improvement principles and practice

Kate Cheema, Head of Patient Safety Measurement Unit and Sam Riley, Head of Improvement Analytics, NHS Improvement talk about the way data is viewed and how we can engage better to drive improvement.

Behavioural insight

Our economics team covered the topic of behavioural insights and how to apply it with a systematical approach.

New ways to optimise patient access, capacity and flow

Neil Griffiths, Deputy Chief Executive of UCLH talks transforming operational processes and improving patient flow using technology from Teletracking

Breaking the rules to empower staff engagement

Kevin Cleary, Chief Medical Officer, East London Foundation Trust talks about using the 'break the rules' campaign to engage their staff.

How using the Model Hospital can drive improvement

Dan Hughes-Morgan, Policy and Strategy Lead (Model Hospital team), NHS Improvement talks about how to use the model hospital to drive improvement.

Additional resources from the day

NHS Improvement - towards sustainable improvement PDF, 546.1 KB

Jim Mackey, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement

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