Opportunity in Failure

Dr Navina Evans 08/05/18
“There is a lot of opportunity in failure” said Angie, Executive Assistant to me one day, when I was feeling a bit frustrated. This simple encouragement was such a 'pick me up'.
There is much wisdom and advice around about failure. ‘Failure is inevitable. Failure is part of growing, learning and developing. Fail fast, pick yourself up, and move on. Failure is integral to success.’ And so on.

An immigrant in the NHS

Dr. Navina Evans 19/02/18
‘Comprehensive. Universal. Free at the point of delivery.’ These words defined a sophisticated and civilised society. They still do.

People Participation

Dr. Navina Evans 12/01/18
As a patient and carer, I value small acts of kindness not specified in job descriptions. As a doctor I’m curious about the appetite for positive risk taking among fellow clinicians. I also feel the frustration of clunky systems and processes which get in the way. As a CEO, I want small acts of kindness to take centre stage and frustrations to be minimised. I therefore promise to be a very active, involved and engaged patient!

Learning, sharing, improving. Always

Dr Navina Evans 10/11/17
Introducing a new blog series 'Learning, sharing, improving. Always…' by ELFT CEO, Dr Navina Evans.  Dr Navina Evans is one of the first female, ethnic minority chief executives in the NHS. She led East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) to become ‘Trust of the Year’ in 2016/17 and to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Navina’s interests include inclusive leadership, improving the way healthcare is delivered and learning from sources beyond healthcare

A Day in the Life of Blog

28/03/17
This blog series looks at a day in the life of different staff around the Trust. Every month we showcase a different staff member giving an account of an average day in their service.  Stay tuned as we explore the range of roles, professions and services across the Trust from child speech and language therapy, sickle cell service, palliative care and inpatient mental health treatment. 

Perinatal Blog

26/10/16
In this blog, Dr Rebecca Moore, a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Perinatal Service in Tower Hamlets, will reflect on new research, new services available for women and their families, online support and link in with national news and campaigns about maternal mental health. 

A Piece of My Mind by Thomas Carr

11/04/16
Follow Thomas Carr, a new member of staff and an ex service user, during his first year working for the Trust. Thomas works as an administrator in the Weller Wing in Bedford Hospital.

Integrated care , what does it mean for ELFT?

by Dr Navina Evans, Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive 26/01/16
With so much work going on nationally and locally relating to integrated care, what does that mean in reality?

Blog from Marie Gabriel, Chair

Marie Gabriel 20/01/16
Marie reflects on the Trusts achievements over the past twelve months, and some of the changes ahead. 

Patient Story, Leah Milner

Leah Milner 24/08/15

 

Following a mental health breakdown 2014, Leah Milner has been on the road to recovery. Read about her story and how the she got involved with the New Life through Sport project in Hackney. 

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