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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Improving Joy in Work

    The purpose of this Special Interest Group is to provide a learning forum to bring together those interested in Joy in Work.

    Experts, complete novices, and everyone in between, is welcome to join this group so […]

  • Community Hospitals

    The members of this SIG will be contributing and share learning from this Q-funded project which aims to describe, support and promote ways of working developed during COVID-19 through shared learning across the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 with an interest in quality improvement. This group is a learning space – it’s not […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sustainable Healthcare

    Sustainability is a domain of quality in healthcare. Sustainable value considers patient and population outcomes against environmental, social and economic costs. Sustainable value may be maximised by applying the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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.
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]