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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sustainable Healthcare

    Sustainability should be considered a domain of quality in healthcare. Sustainable value considers patient and population outcomes against environmental, social and economic costs. Sustainable value may be […]

  • Allied Health Professions in Quality Improvement

    We are hoping to raise the curiosity and profile of AHPs in Quality Improvement. We are looking for the inquisitive, the enthusiast and the improvement gurus to share the possibilities and experiences of quality […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Primary Care

    Liz is a GP in Horsham in the Kent Surrey and Sussex region. She is starting up a group for any interested GPs, doctors and nurses in primary care in Q to share ideas and support each other. As everyone is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Q Improvement Framework Resources

    This public space is solely for hosting the resources for the Q Improvement Capability framework tool.
    To get involved in developing and using the QI Capability tool, go here: https://q.health.org.uk/community/gro […]

  • 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 […]

  • Q in Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire (GMEC)

    This group’s aim is to bring together Q members from across the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire (GMEC) footprint to share knowledge, experiences, and seek expert support through collaborative learning a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]