Head of Design and Collaboration / Labs Network
Q Improvement Labs
I work as part of the Q Lab team at the Health Foundation - helping to design and deliver the Lab process, working with Q members and other Lab participants from across the UK.
I have been involved in the Q Lab since 2016, during the initial development of the idea. In early 2017 we recruited the team and began the pilot project, and haven't looked back since then!
I've been at the Health Foundation since 2014 and worked on a number of our grant funding programmes before the move to Q. Before then, I worked in health care in Brighton for a not for profit social enterprise.
Q Exchange ideas
Libby Keck shares the thinking we’ve been doing in the Q team, and a summary of sessions on this topic at the upcoming Q community annual event.
Yesterday Q announced Q Lab Cymru – an exciting, long-term initiative made possible by Improvement Cymru and the Health Foundation
Sharing early findings from the research survey on mental health problems and persistent back and neck pain
Next month the Q Lab will be kicking off a new project, focusing on a complex challenge in health and care. Libby Keck reflects on the learning from the pilot project, and how we are improving the Lab and its approach.
Share your views on the peer support community working with the Q Lab and how this could continue
One of the areas that the Lab has been working on is how we can improve access to peer support. Here is an update on how that work has been progressing.
We think now is the perfect time to work with us and use the Q Lab to make your project happen.
The Q Lab is entering its next phase - ‘developing and testing ideas’. Here are our thoughts on what this phase looks like and what we will be working on - tell us what you think.
How can the Q Lab take advantage of the number of people who want to work with the lab, and support those people to make new connections?
Now that the pilot Lab is up and running, there will be regular updates about how it’s progressing. In this first update, Libby reflects back on the three weeks since the challenge was announced.
The Q Improvement Lab will bring people together to explore, develop, test and spread ideas that can improve health and care for people in the UK.
The Q community is choosing a topic for the first Q Improvement Lab. Team member Libby shares her hopes and reflections on this process.
Areas of interest
- Long-term conditions
- Primary care
- Quality improvement
- Wider determinants of health
- Achieving equity through QI
- Mental health and persistent pain
- Liberating Structures in healthcare
- PPI and Diversity
- Q Lab – peer support group
- Q team
- Complexity Approaches to support Quality Improvement