Penny Pereira Q Managing Director

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Penny is Q Managing Director. She joined the Health Foundation in 2011.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Penny worked at Newham University Healthcare NHS Trust in East London, where she was the Director of Strategy and Service Improvement. Penny has spent her career leading improvement work at local and national level in the NHS, with particular expertise in process and system redesign, leading strategic change across organisations, developing networks to support improvement, collaborative design and patient safety.  

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Publications

Latest articles

Newsletter blog

Top-down clarity, bottom-up agency: fading freedoms or here to stay?

Newsletter blog

Penny Pereira and Ruth Thorlby look at what factors have enabled new levels of ingenuity in...

Long read

Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

Long read

COVID-19 has significantly changed the context in which the NHS operates. Here, we bring together...

Learning report

Q: The journey so far

Learning report

This report reflects the commitment of the Health Foundation and NHS Improvement to share progress...

Blog

Q: momentum is growing

Blog

With the 70-year anniversary of the NHS, July has been a month for combining celebration for what...

Learning report

The challenge and potential of whole system flow

Learning report

Outlines an organising framework and tested methods that local health and social care leaders can...

Learning report

Building Q

Learning report

This report looks at the first year of the Q initiative and the extensive co-design process used to...

Blog

What does it really take to improve patient safety?

Blog

How confident are you that the risk management processes in your organisation enable you to predict...

Blog

Building improvement capability: 5 ways to maximise your chances of success

Blog

Penny Ereira shares five key insights on how to develop capability building plans locally and...

Blog

Safety in the NHS: it’s time to be brave

Blog

Today, new safety data will be published on the NHS Choices website. The data will cover various...

Blog

What gets measured gets done. Or does it?

Blog

'What gets measured gets done' – a well-established mantra, and with good reason. But I’m not...

Blog

Improving your organisation's approach to safety: five questions to ask

Blog

(Re-)read the Berwick report recently? While it perhaps didn't get much profile beyond improvement...

Blog

Constant learning, continuous improvement - lessons from Francis

Blog

2013 will go down as a year when the NHS did a lot of soul searching. In February, Sir Robert...

Blog

Measurement and data: the Hard Truth

Blog

Today, the government published Hard Truths, its response to the recommendations of Sir Robert...

Blog

Aligning clinical and corporate services to improve care

Blog

This month we’re starting work with the organisations selected for our Shared Purpose programme, and...

Blog

Common challenges to improving quality

Blog

Today we’re launching a new report that gives a cogent and engaging analysis of what we’ve learnt...

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