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10 December 2018


University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and UCL have launched plans to embark upon the largest ever lung cancer screening project in the UK. The SUMMIT Study, which was initiated by the UCLPartners Academic Health Science Centre, is led by Professor Sam Janes of UCLH. The study will begin in...

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3 December 2018


The November edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month's edition celebrates the positive impact our improvement work is having on patients and staff. We hear about how a staff engagement app is giving junior doctors a voice in NELFT, take a look at some of the change...

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30 November 2018


by Sophie Bulmer, Network Development Lead, UCLPartners

Sophie Bulmer reflects on her learning from our recent event focusing on Joy in Work. What matters to you? This is a question that those of us in the health improvement world have become used to asking our patients and service users and their families. It has helped us to focus how we organise and deliver care so t...

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27 November 2018


Alana Ahmet, junior doctor and psychiatric trainee at North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Alana reflects on what makes us happy at work and what can be done to improve the workplace happiness of staff in the NHS. Am I happy at work? Honestly: about 50% of the time. But why? As a junior member of the medical workforce I am acutely aware of the pressures that working the the NHS comes with. I work long ho...

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26 November 2018


UCLPartners has selected 12 individuals to partake in the second round of our Aspiring Improvers programme. The participants come from a range of organisations across North Central and East London. They are in roles from nursing and medicine to patient support and information, and include a variety of allied health profess...

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14 November 2018


Lesley Cruickshank, Quality Innovation Manager at Essex County Council

Lesley Cruickshank describes how an innovative approach to improving care in care homes has achieved positive results for staff and residents, and has gained traction across the county. Traditionally, local authority improvement work with care homes has tended to be in the form of monitoring with performance measur...

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14 November 2018


More than 18,000 care homes in England provide support for over 386,000 people. Many of these people have complex healthcare needs, with multiple long-term conditions, disability and frailty. Care home teams work hard to support residents but generally there is a high turnover of staff and limited investment in de...

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12 November 2018


Three healthcare organisations in our partnership have successfully piloted ImproveWell, a smartphone app that encourages and enables healthcare staff on the frontline to make improvement suggestions for their workplace. Barts Health NHS Trust, Castle Point, Rochford & Southend CCGs and North East London NHS Fo...

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5 November 2018


A new report by UCLPartners and the Innovation Agency outlines how high-performing specialist trusts have the potential to do more to benefit the wider NHS. A review of around one-third of England’s 21 specialist trusts looked at why they consistently score higher than their counterparts in ratings for performanc...

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5 November 2018


Dr Charlie Davie and Dr Liz Mear

Many of England’s 21 specialist trusts have created international reputations for academic and clinical excellence. They also score higher than other trusts in ratings for performance and patient satisfaction. This report, commissioned by the Federation of Specialist Hospitals, outlines how high-performing specia...