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A network of ‘Q Connectors’ – for members who love connecting people and ideas across boundaries

This is a voluntary role, for people who want to be more active in supporting information-sharing, relationship- and network-building, partnerships and more. Connectors act as catalysts for Q and test new developments.

If you are a community member and want to learn more about what’s happening in Q around you, or need advice about connecting and sharing – contact your nearest Connector(s) and they will try to help.

You can see Connectors’ activity on Twitter here. (More about the network below).

Your Q Connectors:

East Midlands AHSN

Diane Ketley
Mandy Rudczenko

Eastern AHSN

Barbara Hercliffe

Health Innovation Manchester

Christine Morgan

Imperial College Health Partners

Manpreet Bains
John Lodge

Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN

Ursula Clarke
Michele Findlay

Sarah Leng
Natasha Scott

Northern Ireland

Levette Lamb
Will Young

North East and North Cumbria AHSN

Yitka Graham
Louise Wilson

North West Coast AHSN

Lisa Knight
John Roberts

Oxford AHSN

Katherine Edwards
Larry Gardiner

South West AHSN

Matt Bell
Andrea Gibbons
Rebecca Harriott
William Lilley
Jane Pightling

Scotland

Graham Mackenzie
Jordan Napier

South London AHSN/Health Innovation Network (HIN)

Cleo Butterworth
Leigh Forsyth
John Lodge
Zoe Lord

UCLPartners AHSN (London – East, North & Essex)

Sophie Bulmer
Isabel Ho
John Lodge
Sam McIntyre

Wales

Grant Evans
Alex Hicks
Debra Woolley

Wessex AHSN

Joe Croombs
Lesley Mackenzie
Deborah Matthews
Carol Read

West of England AHSN

Dan Beale-Cocks
Elizabeth Beech
Emma Gibbard
Mark Juniper
Bridget Kelly
Andrew Seaton
Tricia Woodhead

West Midlands AHSN

Hesham Abdalla
Helen Billings

Yorkshire and Humber AHSN

Clare Ashby
Helen Crimlisk
Tony Jamieson
Alison Lovatt
Liz Watson

Q offers ‘Connectors’ various forms of training and support. The first was a ‘Network Leadership’ masterclass (and webinars) with Prof Becky Malby and others.

There also will be (voluntary) quarterly web calls with the other Connectors, and the Q Community Manager, to share news, learning, best practices, challenges and feedback on how the Q community is developing. With support, and group learning, Connectors will model network-weaving behaviours and help to spread them right across the whole Q community, so that these skills spread widely across the membership

This emerging network – and the characteristics of Connectors themselves – is something that will be worked out with the Connectors.

Here’s one brief description:
Q Connectors are enthusiastic knowledge-sharers and relationship-builders who play a crucial on-the-ground role of weaving Q together as a UK-wide community. They provide suggestions and share their experiences to help develop Q’s spaces and activities – and other structures. They also can act as point of call for new members locally who need some signposting and support. Though they are not part of the formal governance structure, they will be given support to develop these skills.

One thing to be clear about, it is an informal and flexible role. Connectors can join – and leave – whenever they need to.

The aim is to have at least two or three Connectors in each area of the UK.

*If you’re considering becoming a Connector – or would just like to find out more – please e-mail Q.