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  • Service Design

    Are NHS Services designed or do they evolve over time?
  • Human Factors

    This group aims to link with members who are interested in developing human factors capability within the NHS. In the East Midlands, there is some work on this and we now have six human factors projects being […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Staff Wellbeing and Quality Health Care

    Hilda realises the importance of providing a quality health care service for others, however people who work in health care have wellbeing needs too. It’s recognised that staff wellbeing is key to a quality h […]

  • Evaluation

    Appropriate good quality evaluation is essential component of quality improvement. This group has been set up to link members who have experience, expertise and an interest in the evaluation of quality […]

  • Measurement for Improvement

    Are you interested in how we can make the best use of data to inform decision-making and take appropriate action?  Are you frustrated that two point comparisons and RAG reports continue to dominate much of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Making use of patient experience

    Do we over-measure patient experience? Are we helped by the Friends and Family Test, CQC patient surveys, NHS Choices star ratings, Patient Opinion snapshot comments, local Healthwatch reports, Trust and CCG […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Community Hospitals

    The members of this SIG will be contributing and share learning from this Q-funded project which aims to describe, support and promote ways of working developed during COVID-19 through shared learning across the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Culture of Continuous Improvement

    In the NHS, Quality Improvement methodology is the most common vehicle for embedding systematic continuous improvement and most frequently shows up as a team of experts supporting clinically-focused, smaller-scale […]

  • Primary Care

    This group is open to anyone working in or interested in primary care. It is convened by Rammya Mathew, who is a London based GP with an interest in quality improvement. This group is a learning space – it’s not […]

  • Liberating Structures in healthcare

    This is a place to share tips, tricks, challenges, plans, ’strings’ and more around using ’Liberating Structures’ for health and care improvement.
    This follows on from a successful Q community immersion workshop […]

  • Improving Joy in Work

    The purpose of this Special Interest Group is to provide a learning forum to bring together those interested in Joy in Work.

    Experts, complete novices, and everyone in between, is welcome to join this group so […]

  • Clinical Audit in Quality Improvement

    This SIG will look at best practice in national clinical audit, and how to ensure clinical audit is used as an effective part of quality improvement both nationally and locally.

  • Mindfulness for Quality Improvement

    Mindfulness is a process of focussing on experiences in the current moment. Over the last decades, many mindfulness based techniques and programmes have been used to improve health, and in fact there is good […]

  • Community Healthcare Trusts

    Joanne has set up a group for people working in community health care NHS trusts. Fruitful meetings have been helf to share best practices and challenges. All very welcome to join.

    Group convened by Dr Joanne Medhurst.

  • Frailty QI

    If you are interested in Frailty as a Long Term condition and like to apply QI methodology to your work then this is the place for you. The purpose of this group is to collaborate, share and learn from each other, […]

  • Medicine Management

    The purpose of this SIG is to address the challenges facing all health and social care providers in managing medicines.
    Effective medicine management is fundamentally important for patient care. In England, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Harm Free Care

    The group’s aim is to support the delivery of harm free care and the recording of measurable outcomes by:

    Tracking and monitoring incidents of harm in community patients, mapping current harm free care […]

  • Organisational Resilience & Safety-II

    We strive to provide high quality, safe care whilst operating in a complex environment, facing considerable uncertainty on a daily basis. The degree of volatility, complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity is […]