£600,000 total funding available from the Health Foundation and NHSI, with up to £30,000 for each project
Q Exchange is Q’s £600,000 funding programme, funded by the Health Foundation and NHS Improvement. The programme offers Q members the chance to develop project ideas and submit bids for up to £30,000 of funding.
Applicants have the opportunity to refine and develop their ideas with the help of the Q community through a collaborative online process.
This year we are seeking project ideas on two themes:
- Building improvement capability across boundaries
- Understanding alternatives to traditional outpatient appointments
Up to 30 projects will be shortlisted and will go forward to the Q community vote where Q members vote on which projects receive funding. The winners will be announced at the UK-wide Q community event in November.
Proposals have now been submitted and shortlisting panels are reviewing the ideas. The shortlist will be announced on 20 September 2019.
30 teams with collaboratively developed ideas, shortlisted for the Q community online vote
Q community members will vote online to decide which projects will receive funding
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.
Involve people who understand improvement to develop and 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, help adopt it
Boost ideas judged to have the best potential to generate insight and value for patients, staff, and the health and care system
Upload your Q Exchange idea from 10 June 2019 and start to develop your idea with the support of the Q community
Refine your idea
Convert your idea into a proposal on the website by 12.00 on Monday 29 July 2019 for it to be considered by the shortlisting panels
Shortlisting panels will assess proposals and select up to 30 projects to go forward to the vote. Shortlisted projects will be announced mid-September 2019
Q members will vote online to decide which projects will receive funding. Winners will be announced live at the UK-wide Q community event on 13 November 2019
Vicki Havercroft Dixon edited the idea called Virtual PALS: real-time responses, real-time improvements 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Luisa Pettigrew liked Coproduced optimisation of Motor Neurone Disease virtual care pathway 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Kenny Ajayi edited the idea called Using Suspicion of Sepsis Insights Dashboard to Inform Better Outcomes 3 weeks, 5 days ago