- Useful links
Find out more about ELFT’s online hub for their QI projects in CAMHS and PT.
Quality improvement in mental health (including case studies)- by the King’s Fund
This report explores the potential opportunities arising from the application of quality improvement approaches in the mental health sector. It identifies UK and worldwide case studies.
Ever wondered about what quality improvement is and why it matters for healthcare? Watch Don Berwick and others from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement explain in this YouTube video.
Case studies from East London Foundation Trust of improving access to services. The QI projects focus on improving the wait times and/or non-attendance rates for assessments/first face to face contacts. More recently the services have moved to focus on improving the wait to treatment.
A case study outlining City and Hackney Adult Mental Health Referral and Assessment Service (CHAMHRAS), aiming to reduce waiting times. CHAMHRAS are the single point of entry for all mental health referrals
A case study from Clinicians from Newham Psychological Services, including a poster with details of their PDSA cycles.
A short 3 minute video explaining what the Model for Improvement is.
Want to know how to run a PDSA cycle? IHI will take you through the various steps involved in the PDSA process.
A case study poster from ELFT focussing on reducing referral time.
A poster outlining how ELFT has been involving D Clin Psychology trainees in Quality Improvement.
IHI’s QI Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement. You can register for free to download these resources.