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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Improving Joy in Work

    The purpose of this Special Interest Group is to provide a learning forum to bring together those with knowledge of the IHI Joy in Work Framework, alongside novices who would like to know more.
    The Institute for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Psychology for Improvement

    A fundamental principle of improvement science is to understand & influence human behaviour (Dr William Deming). Indeed, an understanding of the psychological factors underpinning human behaviour makes up one […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Q Lab – peer support group

    This is a group for people interested in peer support in health and care. It was started as part of the Q Lab pilot challenge in 2017.

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Process Visualisation in the NHS

    This SIG will look at identifying and documenting, in flow chart format, process management in the NHS, both clinical and administrative processes are addressed. The structure of the Process Visualization set will […]

  • 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 […]

  • PPI and Diversity

    Serious clinical and service failings in the UK and internationally have increased the calls for patients and the public to be engaged in healthcare to improve patient safety. These calls are now reflected in key […]

  • 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 […]

  • Oxford AHSN (Thames Valley area) Group

    A group for Q members in the Thames Valley area to communicate, share and learn with and from each other. Supported by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative as part of the Oxford AHSN.

    This group is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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”

  • 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).

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Educators as Improvers

    Many people working in the world of healthcare will also have some sort of role in healthcare education; it might be that you’re a mentor to nursing students, a clinical educator for AHP students, a clinical or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Radiotherapy Quality

    This SIG is formed to facilitate sharing of information, expertise and learning for the benefit of patient safety and quality improvement in Radiotherapy service.

    The group aims to bring together radiotherapy […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bridging Networks

    The ‘Bridging Network’ is a Special Interest Group for anyone interested in quality improvement across health and social care whether they are at the front line, in the board rooms, in the community or primary car […]

  • Q Exchange Design Reference Group

    A group to help design Q Exchange 2019.