The Q community

Q connects people with improvement expertise across the UK

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Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, we are creating opportunities for people to come together and form a community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better.

Q is a long-term initiative aiming to support individuals and their improvement work. Through this, Q benefits member organisations and the populations they serve. It has been designed to complement and enhance other initiatives and networks. People in the community pool together their knowledge, insights and connections – encouraging collaborative ways of making improvements.

  • There are over 2,500 members and the community continues to grow.
  • Q is being delivered by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.
  • Opportunities to join Q are now open.

Visit q.health.org.uk to find out more

Who is part of Q?

Q was designed together with 231 founding members. This helps ensure it is genuinely useful to the diverse range of people leading improvement. Q will continue to evolve – being shaped with and by the community as it grows. We currently have over 2,500 members across the UK.

The community is made up of a diverse range of people including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, researchers, commissioners, policymakers and others. This boosts the power of Q as a source of innovation and practical problem solving by including a wide range of perspectives.

Joining Q

There are many reasons to join Q:

  • Connect, share and learn with people from different disciplines and sectors, from across the UK to help create real change.
  • Join a diverse community that brings together those from the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, researchers, commissioners and policy makers and others.
  • Tap into Q as a source of innovation and practical problem solving.
  • Develop your improvement skills and help lead and develop others beyond Q.
  • No membership fee.
  • Let Q grow with you as your career progresses – participate in ways that fit with your life and improvement priorities
  • Enjoy benefits including free online subscriptionsQ visits and inspiring events scheduled throughout the year.
  • Get involved in other activities including special interest groupsQ Labs and Randomised Coffee Trials with others in the community. 

How to apply

Opportunities to join Q are open. Throughout 2018 we are welcoming applications from people with improvement expertise based anywhere in the UK.

If you’re interested in joining Q and would like to know more, please visit the Q website.

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The Q Community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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