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Which ideas will secure £30,000 of funding?

The shortlisting process of Q Exchange has been completed, with the selection panel whittling down an impressive 139 formal applications to the final 25. The shortlist of 25 are still in the running to secure up to £30,000 of support funding – and it’s more important than ever for you to share your help, advice and expertise ahead of the final stage of the process; the UK-wide Q community event. At the event, the shortlisted project teams will pitch for votes from you, the Q Community, which will determine the projects that receive funding.

Browse and comment on the shortlisted ages up until the event on Wednesday 19 September.

£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

Browse the shortlist

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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