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Welcome to the new website for the Q community and others wanting to find out more.

With interest growing rapidly and the number of members almost doubling last month, we found that we’d outgrown our initial home within the Health Foundation website.

Members at the October 2016 Q Community event

Our new site offers a place to share improvement news, events and resources. You can see who all the members are in the directory. Have a scan – you’ll find those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, researchers, commissioners, policymakers and indeed many multi-talented people who’d fit into at least two of these categories!

Members and non-members alike can share their comments on the site: let people know what you think.

It’s a very exciting time for Q. Our latest community event in October was a great success. And further opportunities to join are being phased across the UK. At the moment we are looking for those with improvement expertise in the North East and North Cumbria, West of England and South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) regions. We have also had funding approved for a Q Improvement Lab to start work next year on a complex challenge that’s a priority for many across the system.

oct-16-mike-qIf you’re not a member yet, I hope you might find yourself wondering to the section on how you can join. And even if you decide that it’s not for you, it isn’t a closed shop. Nearly everything on this site is open access, aside from some online resources and events which are for members only.

We will be continually reaching out and sharing openly what we’re doing as a community and how members are working with people everywhere to improve health and care.


  1. It’s great the new directory is now live. It’s really going to help us link people with similar interests and experience across the Q community in the whole of the UK.

    As the recruitment in our North East and North Cumbria region brings new Q members in from February 2017 it will help us makes sure they can give and get the greatest possible benefit from being part of Q.

  2. Guest

    Yes, the directory is a fantastic idea, in my experience one of the issues that individuals and teams face when thinking about implementing quality improvement successfully is where they can they go to find like-minded people who can share their experiences on what worked well, what didn't work so well and provide support one another .

    The directory will be a great aid to this allow sharing and join people together from across the country.

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