Issue: Spring 2021


CEO Foreword

Spring 2021 | announcements

Like everyone else, I am heartened to see the country returning to normal with services opening up and people being […]

COVID Update - Lifting of Restrictions

Spring 2021 | population

The lifting of restrictions and reduction incoronavirus rates in the UK is encouraging. However, parts of Europe are not faring […]

Modern Matron Graham Has Got the T-Shirt!

Spring 2021 | population

Our Trusttalk cover star, Modern Matron Graham Manyere, feels so strongly about the benefits of vaccination, he's got the t-shirt […]

COVID Vaccination Programme

Spring 2021 | population

88% of our staff have now been vaccinated with many now being called for the second dose of vaccine. Our […]


Spring 2021 | population

All staff have been issued with Lateral Flow Test kits to test and upload their results twice a week. This […]

Let's Talk About It

Spring 2021 | population

We have distributed ‘I’ve had my COVID jab’ badges to staff to be conversation starters. These indicate to colleagues, service […]

Join the COVID Vaccination Team – Be Part of History

Spring 2021 | population

As the Lead Employer for COVID Vaccination Centres in NE London, we continue with activities to recruit and train staff […]

Selfie Mirror

Spring 2021 | population

A ‘Selfie Mirror’ has proved popular with members of the public visiting our Vaccination Centre in Westfield Stratford. Using a […]

COVID Q&A with Hajara Begum

Spring 2021 | population

In this interview, Hajara shares her experience in deciding to have the COVID vaccine. She talks about the challenges her […]

Return to the Workplace

Spring 2021 | population

Whilst many staff have continued to work in the usual way on wards, in centres and undertaking visits where people […]

Tree of Remembrance for Mile End Hospital

Spring 2021 | population

A magnolia tree has been planted in the Mile End Hospital garden to remember and honour those who have lost […]

Grief, Bereavement and Advance Planning

Spring 2021 | population

The last 18 months have sadly brought worry, grief, and trauma to many. For some, coronavirus meant loved ones deteriorated […]

Creating Seeds of Change in Tower Hamlets

Spring 2021 | population, patient

In 2019 the Darzi Seeds of Change Project took root on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets. The project […]

Chat Bot Pilot Underway

Spring 2021 | patient

The Trust has introduced a new Chat Bot function for four services. They are: Child Development Service in Newham Specialist […]

ECG Monitoring for Mental Health Service Users

Spring 2021 | patient

A QI project using AliveCor is enabling staff to monitor services users better. The device, the size of a large […]

Sharing Crisis Plans to Support People in Crisis

Spring 2021 | patient

An exciting and innovative project was launched in early April in collaboration with NHS Digital, Servelec (RiO supplier) and ELFT. […]

Going Viral – to Improve Community Mental Health Care

Spring 2021 | patient

Viral Kantaria is the Trust’s new Programme Director for Community Mental Health Transformation. He joins ELFT from NHS England where […]

E16 Health Pontoon Dock: A State of the Art Health & Wellbeing Centre for the People of Newham

Spring 2021 | patient

Successful partnership working between ELFT, the London Borough of Newham and the Newham Health Collaborative (GP Federation) means the new […]

A New Trust Online Resource for Perinatal Mental Health

Spring 2021 | patient

A dedicated Perinatal website resource for mums and families – created and designed by mums themselves - is now live. […]

Merger of Borough-based Clinical Commissioning Groups

Spring 2021 | patient

On 1 April 2021, local borough/county based Clinical Commissioning Groups merged to become single regional NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) […]

Mental Health Act – White Paper Consultation

Spring 2021 | patient

The Government has prepared a response to the Mental Health Act review carried out by Professor Sir Simon Wesley. The […]

International Nurses Day

Spring 2021 | patient

International Nurses Day took place on 12 May. Nurses across the Trust marked it in different ways. Chief Nurse Lorraine […]

Rising to The Lockdown Challenge: Putting Service Users First in Hackney

Spring 2021 | patient

Severe Mental Illness can be a debilitating and frightening experience and the staff of the City & Hackney Clozapine clinics […]

Exclusive Interview with Paul Calaminus, CEO

Spring 2021 | staff

Congratulations on being appointed as ELFT's Chief Executive. You have been ELFT's interim CEO since September and led ELFT's COVID […]

Sustainability Update

Spring 2021 | value

Reducing our carbon footprint and being 'greener' is an important area for ELFT. Our Estates and Facilities team are always […]

Membership Section

Spring 2021 | value

Virtual Annual Plan Events 2021 More than 80 members, Governors and staff from across the Trust met virtually for the […]

Help Us to Refresh our Strategy

Spring 2021 | value

We want to refresh the ELFT strategy and we need your help to do this. The launch date is 22 […]

Nominations Are Open for The People Participation Awards 2021

Spring 2021 | patient

Across the Trust service users, carers and volunteers are working with staff and helping the Trust to improve our services; […]

Chairs Final Word

Spring 2021 | value

It is good to see the country slowly recovering from the effects of the pandemic. It is early days and […]

The Making Of We Didn’t Know – A New Song by #ELFTin1Voice

Spring 2021 | value

The song We Didn't Know by the #ELFTin1Voice choir, alongside a film describing how it was made, had its online premiere in October with […]