Q Initiative Director
The Health FoundationEngland - national
In 2022, while retaining overall responsibility for Q’s strategic direction, Penny will take on interim accountability for the Foundation’s portfolio of strategic initiatives, funding programmes and analysis aiming to improve the quality of health and care in the UK.
Penny is the Q initiative Director.
She has been at the Health Foundation since 2011 in various roles. Penny led our work on leadership and then our safety portfolio. She co-authored the Building Q and Challenges and Potential of Whole System Flow learning reports and the Health Foundation’s briefing on the Safer Clinical Systems programme.
Before joining the Health Foundation, Penny worked at a hospital trust in East London, where she was the Director of Strategy and Service Improvement. Penny has spent her career leading improvement work at local and national level in the NHS, with particular expertise in process and system redesign, leading strategic change across organisations and patient safety. While at the NHS Modernisation Agency, Penny managed a programme that worked with hospitals across England to encourage understanding of variation and flow and a more joined up approach to improvement.
Penny lives in South London with her husband and two children.
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Drawing on insight from the community and across the UK and Ireland, Q Initiative Director Penny Pereira shares reflections on how improvement can help recovery efforts.
Could you help steer Q’s strategy and development? Penny Pereira, Q Initiative Director, shares how our governance is evolving and how members can get involved.
Q Initiative Director, Penny Pereira, shares 8 things to watch out for in Q over the coming year.
Q Initiative Director, Penny Pereira, reflects on the role that improvement can play in charting a realistic path for recovery that puts people – both those receiving and delivering care – at the centre.
How can we maintain momentum behind positive service change? Explore the presentations and conversations from the event on this theme.
Penny Pereira shares what we’ll be discussing at the Q community event, where we’ll reflect on how we can maintain the momentum for positive service shifts
Q Initiative Director, Penny Pereira, shares key themes from RAND Europe's four-year evaluation of Q and how we're responding to what members told us.
Q Initiative Director, Penny Pereira explores the mindset shifts that are enabling the spread of innovation across the UK and Ireland.
What's happening across improvement this week? Our summary of what is being shared from improvers across the UK and Ireland
Q Initiative Director, Penny Pereira asks; what are national improvement leaders focused on at this point in the pandemic?
Coronavirus is creating unprecedented demands on the health system and impacting on the focus of improvement efforts, and therefore Q members, across the UK and Ireland. This blog explores how Q might learn and share as we find ways to bring our improvement energy and expertise to a rapidly changing context.
Following on from the Q member webinar in December with Hugh McCaughey, Penny Pereira reflects on the themes shared by the Q community on the development of a new improvement framework
Continuing to explore the themes of her opening plenary at the UK-wide Q community event, Penny Pereira shares some top sources that have influenced our thinking and the theory of change for Q.
Drawing on the themes of her opening plenary at the UK-wide Q community event, Penny Pereira proposes three priorities for increasing the impact of the work improvers do individually and collaboratively.
Q initiative director, Penny Pereira, looks ahead to 10 more years of Q working with our partners.
As we get ready to open voting for Q Exchange on Monday 7 October, Initiative Director, Penny Pereira, gives us the lowdown on how the voting will work, and how you can help shape the final projects.
Q's Programme Director, Penny Pereira shares reflections from the Q Exchange shortlisting panels.
Q's Programme Director, Penny Pereira shares an update on plans for the future of Q and invites members to join a webinar on 12 June.
Q Exchange will be even bigger and better in 2019. Penny Pereira announces the two themes and invites the Q community to get their thinking caps on.
Penny Pereira introduces our plans for the future of Q, explains how we are building on what members have told us and invites members to get involved in helping us shape the future.
As the year draws to a close, Q lead Penny Pereira shares six key ways the world of improvement appears to be evolving and reflects on what this might mean for Q.
Ahead of the official launch of a new learning report from Q next week, Penny Pereira shares some of the latest developments and thoughts on what this 1000's strong community is revealing about the world of improvement.
The list of the final 25 projects in the running for the Q Exchange is now live! With an impressive 139 proposals put forward, shortlisting was a challenging task. Here, panel chairs Penny Pereria and Sarah Henderson share insights from the process.
Q Programme Director Penny Pereira shares her advice on making best use of feedback - drawing on the experience of co-designing Q.
Penny Pereira shares a few thoughts on the kind of projects we’re looking to support via Q Exchange and what might make for a winning bid.
Penny Pereira, Programme Director for Q, looks at the year ahead, shares exciting plans for Q in 2018 and how members can get involved.
Penny Pereira reflects on the types of power we are generating through Q.
As a recently joined Q member Penny Pereira tells us why she will be going to the Q visit on systems thinking at Cambridge University on 29 September and why you might want to go too.
Penny Pereira, Programme Director for Q, reflects on Q's progress so far and invites you to join her to talk about plans for the long term model for Q.
Thanks to all the members who shared their views with us. Here, you can find out some of the highlights from the data, and our response so far.
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Areas of interest
- Acute care
- Collaboration and networking
- Improvement research
- Integrated care
- Long-term conditions
- Quality improvement
- Network Weaving
- Video consultations: how to set them up well, fast?
- Understanding alternatives to traditional models of outpatients
- Sustainable Healthcare
- Liberating Structures in healthcare
- Measurement for Improvement
- Lean Healthcare
- Urgent and Emergency Care
- Q Lab – peer support group
- Q team
- Communities of Practice