Exhibition highlights Oxleas’ improvements over the year

Quality Improvement Showcase event

Our annual event to showcase our continued improvement attracted its biggest audience yet.

Guests to the fifth Quality Improvement Showcase included staff, service users, their carers, governors and commissioners.

The aim of the day is to bring together best practice from around the trust in each of the three boroughs – Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich to share with colleagues and show our service users and partners.

The day started with a welcome from our Medical Director Ify Okocha and Acting Chief Executive, Ben Travis. This was followed by a session on ‘quality, safety and cultural priorities’ from The King’s Fund Director of Leadership, Vijaya Nath.

Two breakout rooms played host to a variety of workshops, enabling staff from around the trust to exhibit what they do within their service, show how they have made improvements and highlight positive outcomes patients.

Each workshop focuses on the trust’s six values:

  • Having a user focus
  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Being responsive
  • Partnership
  • Safety

Staff presentations covered many areas including mental health and stigma, learning disability, speech and language therapy, stigma, pressure ulcers, prison ADHD clinic and motivational interview techniques for smoking cessation, inpatient rehabilitation staff and research projects.

External speakers also joined the event to share their best practice.

These included:

  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • University College, London
  • King’s College, London

Rhoda Iranloye, Associate Director for Quality and Governance, the team which hosts the event, said: “Each year this event gets better and we were so impressed by the dedication and quality of work that has been showcased.

“It’s all about putting patients first and this is exactly what the message was throughout the event.”

Published on 9th December 2015