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Issue 2, Winter 2015/16

Happy New Year from ELC

It has been a busy 2015 and we look forward to more collaborative events and shared learning for the ELC teams.

Local Quality Improvement (QI) events

The Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative held the first round of Local QI events in November 2015 across the 3 AHSNs. These sessions were a great opportunity for Trust teams to get together and to familiarise themselves with their NELA data using the ELC run-chart maker tool. There were also presentations on systems thinking and process mapping, with practical exercises and opportunities to practice QI techniques and discuss key learning with the rest of the group.

We’re pleased the teams really enjoyed these sessions! Further Local QI events have been organised for June and November 2016 with further details will follow in the Spring edition of the ELC newsletter.

January ELC progress update webinars

Teams were given homework at the Local QI events and have now been invited to present their ELC progress back to the group by joining a webinar. Dates for the webinars across the 3 AHSNs are:

West of England – 11 January 2016
Kent, Surrey & Sussex – 18 January 2016 & 21 January 2016
Wessex – January 2016, to be confirmed.

We would like teams to email us their slides. This is a chance to prepare for the ELC’s next big event on 2 March 2016. Speaking of which…

Get your tickets for the March Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative event!
Book your tickets for the ELC collaborative on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in Reading. This event is a great opportunity to learn from experts from a range of specialities including surgical sepsis, leadership and change management, and get updates on ELC work from all three AHSNs.

More webinars

Yes, we are very busy this year! We are planning to hold 2 additional webinars in the early quarter of 2016. One will involve working with the ELC run-chart maker and another on goal-directed therapy. Keep an eye out for invitations coming your way soon.

Elderly care project now underway

We have met with the shortlisted hospitals and have discussed plans. Confirmed successful bidders were:

– Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS FT

– Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FT

– Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS FT

– Great Western Hospitals NHS FT

ELC in the news
ELC Launch video on YouTube

Check out our ELC Launch video which is now online! You can email us to find out more about the programme or or visit our website.

Ashford & St. Peter’s promote ELC

Suzzane Rankin (CEO, Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS FT) and Mr Jonathan Trickett (Colorectal Surgeon) promote the ELC programme and how we are improving outcomes for patients coming into hospital and requiring emergency laparotomy surgery.

Interested in leading large scale improvement?

The Health Foundation hosted a webinar on 2 December 2015 for leading large scale improvement, in collaboration with Frontline. Presented by Dr Nadeem Moghal and John Deffenbaugh, this webinar explored the clinical and shared leadership aspects of leading improvement and the step change necessary to ensure success at a larger scale. You will need to register to view this and type ‘ELC’ as the project title.

Social media and keeping in touch

Twitter and Facebook are a really good way of keeping abreast of changes and receiving up to date information about ELC.

Follow us on Twitter @ELCSavingLives and on our Facebook page at Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative.


For more information email us or visit our website

Don’t forget…
Book your tickets to reserve your place at the ELC collaborative on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in Reading. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact us

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