NELFT Quality Improvement Services Projects, Reports, Publications

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Mental Health

Decrease waiting time for medical assessment by 30% of all patients under BDAABIT by September 2018

To improve clustering rates to 95% and above in Barking CRT

Saving time on information access for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners


Reducing the enteral syringe spend within Havering Dietetics

Community Paediatric Therapies

To reduce inappropriate referrals to paediatric occupational and physiotherapy in Havering ICD

Quality Improvement Services

Improving staff experience through engagement in Quality Improvement

Prosthetic Service

Implement An 8 Session Mindfulness For Pain Group For Amputees With Persistent Pain


Improving Access to High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

To improve access to EMDR therapy for PTSD clients at Redbridge IAPT

Adult Speech and Language Therapy     

Improving the efficiency of the voice banking process with people with Motor Neuron Disease

Reducing inappropriate referrals for end of life swallowing assessments from nursing homes

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy

Increasing Parental Satisfaction with the Early Years Social Communication Parent Workshop


Medication Counselling QI Project

Universal Children’s Service

NELFT-Barking and Dagenham-School Health North Locality. Design and implementation of school health care plans

Rapid Response Service

Reduction of 0-2 hrs Breaches in the Community Team for Unplanned Care


The 5 Elements of Care Planning at Barking and Dagenham

Clinical Health Psychology Service

Use of non-pharmacological interventions for delirium in intensive care


BMJ Quality Improvement report

Improving access to Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP): the 2-week wait for cancer comes to psychosis (co-written by Dr Peter Carter, Early Intervention in Psychosis service, NELFT)

Read the full report here


Valued care in mental health: Improving for excellence

A national model to support continuous improvement of services, drawing on the experience and skill in the mental health sector. Read the full report here. You can also read our case study on page 83.

CA Reports

Clinical Audit forms, documents and report templates

Once you have decided on your topic you should register your audit project using the latest version of the Clinical audit proposal form with the Trust Audit Facilitators. This will need to be agreed with the Audit Supervisor prior to sending the form to the team. Please see the guidance for help in completing your proposal.

Further information and relevant documents can be found below:

  1. Clinical Audit Report Writing Guidance

  2. BASELINE Clinical Audit Report Template.(not national audit)

  3. RE-AUDIT Clinical Audit Report Template (not national audits)

  4. National Audits-Local Summary Report Template

  5. Clinical Audit Re-Audit Dashboard Report Template

  6. NCISH Summary-Action PlanTemplate

  7. Audit Completion Date Extension Proforma

  8. Request to design a RAC audit tool

  9. Audit Deregistraton Proforma

  10. Clinical Audit Power Point presentation template

  11.  Clinical Audit Poster Template

Approved NELFT Annual Clinical Audit Programmes

  1.  2019-2020

  2. Clinical Audit Programme 2020 -2023.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Clinical Audit Shared Learning

Learning from Clinical Audit

Completed Clinical Audit Summaries

Completed Clinical Audits - Posters

  1. CAMHS poster

  2. Themed completed audits from the Trust’s National Priority Clinical Audit Programme Priorities 1 & 2

  3. Themed completed audits from the Trust’s Local Priority Clinical Audit Programme

NELFT participation in National Audits


National case submission included in the QA 2021-2022

Table of completed local audits

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH)


Early Intervention in Psychosis

National Audit of Schizophrenia (NAS)

National Audits Reports

NELFT Key Priority Audits Reports

NELFT Local Audits Reports

Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health - UK (POMH-UK)

NELFT POMH-UK Final Reports

  1. POMH-UK Topic 16a report

  2. POMH-UK Topic 7e report

  3. POMH-UK QIP Topic15a report

  4. POMH-UK Topic 1g and 3d report

  5. pomh 18b use of clozapine audit

  6. pomh 19b Prescribing for depression poster