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Why Q Visits?

A central aim of Q is to increase capacity and capability for improvement in the system. Early work with Q members has identified visits as a useful way for individuals to meet and learn from other people involved in improvement across different professional sectors.

Good site visits allow people to understand and actively engage in the story behind work that others are doing- finding inspiration, translating what this means for them to allow deep and practical learning and building useful connections in the process.

What can I expect from a Q Visit?

Q members have free access* to attend visits in a variety of settings and organisations. From large-scale open days, to immersive visits, study days and skills workshops, the visits will provide inspiration and opportunities to apply learning back to their organisation and peers; strengthening networks in the process.

The visits are spread across the UK and are structured to allow for deep and practical learning and the opportunity to build new connections with others in the community. Some of these visits will also offer opportunities to bring a friend or colleague.

The Q Visits are CPD certified, and are being delivered by Health Transformation Partnership (with Q member Emma Adams and Peter Dudgeon).

*There is no fee to attend, but Q members are expected to arrange their own means of travel and expenses.

Contact the Q visits team

If you have any queries about Q Visits, have a question about an existing booking you made or have an exciting idea for a visit, please contact the Q Visits team at


Upcoming visits

12th Jul 2018Q Visit: Accelerating Delivery and Performance at GSK (CPD Certified)
21st Nov 2018*Save the date* Q Visit: Relationships for improvement – Learning from working across Sheffield health and care systems

Recent visits

7th Jun 2017Microsystems Coaching Academy (MCA): Q Visit to Sheffield
25th Jul 2017Appreciative Inquiry: Q Visit to Prostate Cancer UK (CPD certified)
29th Sep 2017Systems Approach: Q visit to Department of Engineering, Cambridge University (CPD certified)
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