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23 Nov 2017


Aintree Racecourse

We are hosting a national Q community event in the autumn – open to all members. This full day event is being led by Q together with the Innovation Agency and others including Haelo, AQuA, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network, NHS North West Leadership Academy and North West Employers.

The day will provide you with inspiring content and activities enabling you to connect, showcase your work, learn from others and identify opportunities for collaboration. The event will encourage members to explore ways of doing things differently or doing new things to make positive changes to health and care. You will be encouraged to take your learning into your own practice and that of your team.

We are focusing the day around three pillars:

Q encourages people to think outside their normal parameters. The professional and geographical diversity means there are opportunities to learn outside usual networks and perspectives. We hope this event will inspire and create the needed space and time for reflection.

One of the biggest assets in Q is the people and the opportunity to having such a range of people in improvement in one location and at one time is a rarity. The event will encourage members attending to ‘mix it up’, to have conversations and make meaningful connections beyond your usual networks.

We know there is a wealth and range of experience within the community. Having conversations and expanding networks isn’t enough if we don’t move to putting change or improvement into practice. We want members to leave with tools and ideas to put it into action with their peers, organisations and own networks.

Please note: patient leaders are eligible for expenses reimbursement (travel, carer expenses and if required accommodation)

 Your knowledge, your community, your event- Clare Ashby, Q member  

in line with the Health Foundation expenses policy. Please contact the Q team via for more details.  

The agenda

We are working with the community to design and help deliver this event.

9.30am – 10.30am         Welcome coffee reception (and optional Randomised Coffee Trials and huddle for those active on Twitter)

10.30am – 11.10am       Welcome to your community event with Stacey Lally, Head of Delivery – Q, the Health Foundation.
                                      Setting the scene – the bigger picture of Q with Will Warbuton, Director of Improvement and Penny Pereira, Deputy Director of Improvement, the Health Foundation.

11.15am – 12.25pm       Morning sessions:

A: Future Q – what does Q look like in 10-15 years’ time? with Penny Pereira

B: Supporting system wide transformation with Stephen Singleton, Lead for Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative; Daniel Weiland, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Helen Liggett, Regional Service Improvement Lead.

C: Building an improvement culture with Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Quality Improvement, NHS Improvement; Jocelyn Cornwell, Chief Executive Officer, Point of Care Foundation and Matt Hill, Consultant Anaesthetist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Regional Patient Safety Lead at South West AHSN.

D: Embedding evaluation in your improvement work with Martin Marshall, Programme Director for Primary Care, UCLPartners; Emma Gibbard,
Research Impact Manager, University of Bath and Helen Seers, Research & Evaluation Lead, Penny Brohn UK and Vising Research Fellow, University of West of England.

H1: Coaching and coaching others with Hannah Dickinson from React

12.25pm – 1.25pm      Lunch (and opportunity for Special Interest Groups to meet)

1.25pm – 3.25pm        Member sharing sessions:

  • OpenSpace with Stacey Lally and Dominique Allwood, Assistant Director Improvement, the Health Foundation.
  • PechaKucha Corbiere Suite hosted by Helen Bevan, Chief Transformational Officer, Horizons Group, NHS England
  • PechaKucha Papillon Suite hosted by Tony Kelly, National Clinical Director Maternal & Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative

3.25pm – 3.40pm         Coffee and stretch

3.40pm – 4.50pm         Afternoon sessions:

E: Q Lab and peer support, with Tracy Webb, Head of Q Lab and Libby Keck, Programme Manager, the Health Foundation

F: How do we learn? with Penny Pereira and Kathryn Perera, Head of Transformation at Horizons Group, NHS England

G: QI across patient journeys and pathways with David Fillingham, Chief Executive, AQuA; Katie Clare-Day, Patient Leader, Not Just a Headache and Lesley Goodburn, Freelance Patient Experience Consultant

H2: Coaching and coaching others with Hannah Dickinson from React

4.50pm                        Closing comments with Penny Pereira

5.00pm                        Finish and evening reception

6.00pm                        End