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  • 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.

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Delivering Virtual Training (#ConnectingImprovers)

    This SIG has been created in response to a shared need nationally to move from face to face training to virtual delivery, as a result of Covid-19.

    This is a shared space to network, share and test ideas and […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • QI in Mental Health

    Special Interest Group to support the sharing of ideas and good practice for QI across all Mental Health settings. The group will encourage the sharing of ideas and approaches to the use of QI within MH settings […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Network Weaving

    A group space for people interested in learning about Network Weaving, and developing their skills.
  • Network Weaving learning series

    A closed group space for participants taking part in the full Network Weaving learning series.
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Q Visits

    This is a place to continue conversations from any of the Q Visits held to date. Use this space to share updates on new insights, resources, and any progress or challenges you’ve encountered since applying your […]

    Group Types: Other
  • 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.

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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.

    Group Types: Other
  • 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, […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Exploring Adaptive Space – community of practice

    This group is for people interesting in understanding and applying Prof Mary Uhl-Bien’s framework of ’Adaptive Spaces’ and ’Complexity Leadership’.

    Mary explains the crucial role of ’Adaptive Spaces’ in […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Reimagining Health and Care

    Reinventing Organisations, Buurtzorg, beyond new public management, Laloux, beyond budgeting, deliberately developmental, Clare Graves, brave new work, complexity, building communities, leadership for complex and chaotic times. What happens when you apply this in health and care? Join us and to share your learning and build new practice.
    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Video consultations: how to set them up well, fast?

    In response to Covid-19, the health system plans to rapidly expand the use of video consultations.

    The aim of this group is to share practical learning, tips and challenges when introducing this complex service […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Ambulance Services and QI

    Leading on quality improvement initiatives and developing quality improvement capability across pre-hospital care requires different approaches to other types of quality improvement. This group offers a space to […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Improving Improvement (Q Exchange project)

    The purpose of this SIG is to provide an online space for the discussion, exploration and development of the Q Exchange project Improving Improvement.

    The project seeks to co-design and develop resources for Q […]

  • Evidence 4 Quality Improvement

    Home of the @Evidence4QI project (Q Exchange-funded). Supporting Quality Improvement (QI) teams to use evidence and knowledge in QI projects, working in partnership with the Library and Knowledge Services community.

  • Achieving equity through QI

    This network’s vision is to establish an improvement approach which contributes to reducing health inequalities and increasing wellbeing for all across Scotland.

    Its purpose:
    * Learning and sharing – with o […]

  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

  • Technology to support QI Teams

    Teams across the UK use a variety of hardware and software to support Quality Improvement and Innovation.

    Through collaborating we will learn, share and apply how other #QITechTeams use technology, ranging from […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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. Her QI work is focused on improving population health and piloting new ’at-scale’ […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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.

    Group Types: Lab
  • Understanding alternatives to traditional models of outpatients

    This group is open to anyone interested in discussing, exploring and collaborating on project ideas for the Q Exchange 2019 theme, “Understanding alternatives to traditional models of outpatients”

  • Mental health and persistent pain

    This group is for people interested in mental health and persistent pain.

    It was created as part of the Q Lab’s project, in partnership with Mind, focusing on the experiences of people living with both mental h […]

    Group Types: Lab
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Q

    LLR Q is a virtual space designed to bring together people with a passion for quality improvement across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland health and social care economy.

    The ambition is to create […]

    Group Types: Regional
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • West of England

    A group space for Q members in the West of England.

    Group Types: Regional
  • Women’s Health

    This group aims to:
    – Oversee QI projects within the women’s health domain and help Health Foundation to facilitate wider dissemination of approved projects.

    Provide strategic insights, planning to address u […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Perinatal community of practice

    A supportive community of Perinatal professionals continuously improving outcomes for preterm babies.

    Conveners of the group are: Noshin Menzies (QI coach), Vardeep Deogan (QI coach), Pippa Craggs (Proj […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Generation Q Fellows

    This group provides a community forum for any GenerationQ fellows interested in sharing learning, continuing conversations, discovering new insights and developing best practice around the four elements of leadership for improvement: Contextual, Relational, Technical and Personal.
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Regional
  • Connecting Q Locally

    A group to support learning and sharing of experiences and challenges across all the groups that have received ’Connecting Q Locally’ funding.

  • South West Q

    A group for Q members in the South West to communicate, share and learn with and from each other.
    This group is supported by Jen Ellis.

    Group Types: Regional
  • Anaesthetists

    This is a special interest group set up for Anaesthetists to share their experiences and learning from improvement work as well as supporting training and development.

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Urgent and Emergency Care

    The importance of keeping the front door of acute services open, flowing and safe for patients has never been greater. With a relentless increase in numbers attending ED, OOH services at breaking point in the […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • College Q

    A collaborative space for the QI leads of Colleges, Royal Colleges, Professional Bodies and Societies working together to improve patient care.

    The group is convened by Sam McIntyre and Jean MacLeod.

  • Renal Care

    A Special Interest Group for renal disease was launched by members Jane and Richard. This national group supports existing national KQUiP aims- offering members opportunities for influence and […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Q team

    A Buddypress Group space for the Q team.

    Group Types: Other
  • 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 […]

  • Q Partners

    A space for Q Partner teams to ask questions, share what’s working well, get help with challenges and more.

    We will share reports from our bi-monthly Partner calls here.

  • 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).

    Group Types: Other
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Q network mapping pilots (Kumu)

    A group space to support the regions and nations that are piloting the use of network mapping tool Kumu with Q members.

    Convened by Matt Hill and Matthew Mezey.

  • Somerset

    This group will bring together Q members in Somerset to collaborate and build our collective improvement expertise for the common purpose of improving healthcare for the population of Somerset.  The group will […]

    Group Types: Regional
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Reducing Diagnostic Errors

    Diagnostic errors are a common cause of patient harm. This can happen when a diagnosis is missed, wrong or delayed and it is estimated 11 in every 10 diagnoses are wrong. Diagnostic error is most likely the thing […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Dialogic Organisation Development

    This special interest group is designed for anyone with an interest in a dialogic approach to improvement and organisation development. This contemporary approach to OD views organisations as fluid, socially […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Communities of Practice

    The group aims to bring together people who are interested in setting up Communities of Practice, or have already set them up, to share their experiences and knowledge.
    This group is co-convened by Cleo […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Redesigning the organisational landscape

    I am developing a route-map for STPs wishing to navigate their way to an organisational landscape fit to commission and deliver integrated models of care. I am interested in connecting with others working on […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Improvement Capability framework project

    Group space for work on the Improvement Capability framework Q Exchange project.

    See project page: https://q.health.org.uk/idea/populating-a-qi-capability-model-and-using-it-for-benchlearning-in-the-q-community-and-beyond/

    Group Types: Other
  • Improvement Science for ECR/PhDs in health & care

    This is a group for Health Foundation Improvement Science PhD fellows, as they move into early career researcher and academic roles and/or back into practice. The group is not a closed group and other Early Career […]

  • Q in the North West Coast

    We have a collaborative space on Facebook for people who are members of the Q Community in the North West Coast. It was set up by the Innovation Agency who are leading on communications for the community, to e […]

    Group Types: Regional
  • 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 […]

    Group Types: Special Interest Group
  • Q Exchange 2018 Award Holders

    This group is a space for Q Exchange 2018 award holders to connect and share.

    Group Types: Other
  • Q Exchange Design Reference Group

    A group to help design Q Exchange 2019.

    Group Types: Other
  • South West Q Commons Stewardship Group

    A group space for the members of the South West Q Commons Stewardship Group to communicate, share and progress our agenda to support our region’s Q members. (Learn about Q’s Commons structure here).

    Group Types: Regional