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Q Lab Cymru Programme Lead

Des Brown

Public Health Wales

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Member's groups

  • Sustainable Healthcare

    Sustainability is a domain of quality in healthcare. Sustainable value considers patient and population outcomes against environmental, social and economic costs (the ”triple bottom line”). Sustainable value can […]

  • Decarbonisation within NHS Wales

    The group is designed for those who want to discuss decarbonisation and related improvement ideas for Wales. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world saw amazing improvements in the environment to show us what is possible. Decarbonisation can lead to huge gains in preventing and reducing ill-health.
  • Curious QI

    Curiosity brings to mind images of inquisitive children (”…but why?..”), mad inventors and maybe even dead cats. But there is an increasing evidence that curiosity as a trait is not only desirable at a personal […]

  • Reimagining Health and Care

    Reinventing Organisations, Buurtzorg, beyond new public management, Laloux, beyond budgeting, deliberately developmental, Clare Graves, brave new work, complexity, building communities, leadership for complex and chaotic times. What happens when you apply this in health and care? Join us and to share your learning and build new practice.
  • Digital

    Digital is about opening up new challenges and opportunities for quality improvement; bringing analytics and methods into improvement settings and improvement methodology into digital projects. This group has been […]

  • Applying behavioural insights in healthcare

    The latest insights from behavioural science help us better understand all of the factors that influence people’s behaviour – that’s patients and the public as well as healthcare staff. This helps us create more […]

  • Complexity Approaches to support Quality Improvement

    This group will consider the impact of emerging theories around complex systems – such as complex responsive processes, Dialogic OD and systems thinking – on how we approach quality improvement. It will also foc […]

  • Lean Healthcare

    Lean continues to become increasingly popular in health. This group will exchange information on current thinking and discuss ideas on the application and adaption of Lean thinking to the health care sector. Join […]

  • Learning from Excellence

    Whilst it is important to learn from events where things have not gone well, the majority of healthcare interactions go safely. Despite this, we have focus the much of our learning about safety from adverse […]

  • Sketchnote

    The Q Community includes many people who are realising that there are other ways to record what you learn at events – a more visual form of taking notes known as Sketchnotes.

    Join us as we explore the world o […]

  • Network mapping

    A group space to support anyone who is interested in mapping their networks. Q is currently piloting a new approach to mapping its network of improvers, using the tools SumApp and Kumu. We will also share our […]

  • Closing the gap: developing improvers for a complex world

    This group will offer a space to explore and share together practical techniques for supporting our inner journeys towards transformed individual capacities for real world impact (in health, communities, […]

  • Network Weaving

    A group space for people interested in learning about Network Weaving, and developing their skills.
  • Co-production

    In co-produced health care, organisations work with people who use services, carers and communities in equal partnership. It’s easy to do it wrong and quite hard to get it right, but it isn’t rocket science, and […]

  • Improvement Research Network

    The purpose of this community is to bridge the gap between academics involved in the fields of improvement and implementation science and improvement practitioners.  The SIG will create a forum that enables […]

  • Q Reading Club

    This group offers a space where members can continue their own professional development through a virtual book club. The idea is that a particular time period and place is identified for a discussion space about a […]

  • Communities of Practice

    The group aims to bring together people who are interested in setting up Communities of Practice, or have already set them up, to share their experiences and knowledge.
    This group is co-convened by Cleo […]

  • Q Special Interest Groups/Communities of Practice

    A space to share experiences, challenges, best practices, requests for help/advice and more – around Q’s Special Interest Groups and Communities of Practice.

  • Q Connectors

    A network for members who love connecting people and ideas across boundaries (and who can help push the boundaries of what’s possible for all of us in Q).

  • Building improvement capability across boundaries

    This group is open to anyone interested in discussing, exploring and collaborating on project ideas for the Q Exchange 2019 theme, “Building improvement capabilities across boundaries”

  • Dialogic Organisation Development

    This special interest group is designed for anyone with an interest in a dialogic approach to improvement and organisation development. This contemporary approach to OD views organisations as fluid, socially […]

  • Human-Centred Design in Health and Care

    Design thinking is increasingly used in industry to ensure the user is the focus of the final product. There is now a growing movement looking at how design thinking can be used in health and care improvement […]

  • Improving Improvement (Q Exchange project)

    The purpose of this SIG is to provide an online space for the discussion, exploration and development of the Q Exchange project Improving Improvement.

    The project seeks to co-design and develop resources for Q […]