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Which ideas were selected by the Q community to receive £30,000 of funding?

The 15 projects to receive funding have now been chosen by the Q community, live at the annual community event held on 19 September at the NEC in Birmingham.

Take a look at the winning projects to find out which received funding.

£450,000 total funding is available, with each team able to bid for up to £30,000

25 teams with collaboratively developed ideas will be shortlisted to pitch to Q members

1 live event on 19 September, where 100’s of Q members vote for which ideas get funded

The Big Idea

Q Exchange aims to activate the knowledge of improvement experts across the UK; to create links between those leading work and those who can help champion, support, adopt these ideas; and to boost ideas that have the best potential to generate value for the health and care system.

Collective wisdom

Involve people who understand improvement to develop & select projects. Support all involved to learn from evidence, emerging ideas, and each other


Create links between those leading work and others who champion, support, and help adapt and adopt it


Boost ideas judged to have the best potential to generate insight and value for patients, staff, and the health & care system

Winning ideas

The Timeline

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    Application and online commenting

    Upload ideas by 21 May and formally apply by 20 June. The community will contribute through feedback and support.

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    Shortlist and prepare

    A panel decide which 25 ideas will progress to the live event. Shortlisted teams are supported to get ready for the event.

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    At the UK-wide event, shortlisted teams will present their ideas. Q members vote on which projects should be funded.

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    Winners - announced live at the event - receive funding and kick off their projects, keeping supporters informed of their progress.

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