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  • 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 […]

  • 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.
    Convened by Ann Abbassi.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reimagining Health and Care

    This Reimagining Health and Care Special Interest Group is for people actively working to explore how we might reimagine our health care system to recognise individuals and communities as health producing. I […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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).

    Convened by Matthew Mezey.

  • 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 convened […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Evaluation Advisory Group

    A space to help the group stay connected between bi-annual meetings.

  • 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.

    Convened by Matthew Mezey.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • UK Wide Community Event – September 2018

    Our next UK wide community event will be in Birmingham, on Wednesday 19 September 2018. Please join this group if you would like to volunteer to be involved in shaping the day!

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Q Exchange Design Reference Group

    A group to help develop the final design for the Q Marketplace pilot in 2018.

  • 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 facilitated by Dr Helen Smith, Q Convener, and supported by Jen Ellis.

  • 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).

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Convened by Carolyn Johnston and Iain McCullagh.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

    The group is convened by Sam McIntyre.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Developing Research Capacity in Quality Improvement

    There is potential to develop quality improvement projects as research, but it is not always straightforward. This group will discuss how to build research capacity, funding, methodology and offer support and […]

  • West of England

    A group space for Q members in the West of England.
    Convened by Sophie Bland.

  • 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 […]

  • Q team

    A Buddypress Group space for the Q team.

  • 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 […]

  • Organisational Resilience

    We strive to provide high quality, safe care whilst operating in a complex environment, facing considerable uncertainty on a daily basis. The degree of complexity and uncertainty is increasing but the system must […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Big Data

    Big data is opening up new challenges and opportunities for quality improvement. This group has been set up for members to share learning and experiences, find out about new methods and innovations, discuss 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Redesigning the organisational landscape

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

  • Infection

    Surgical site infections represent a significant portion of health care associated infections. A majority are largely preventable, however, evidence based strategies have been available for over ten years and […]