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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Q Visits programme is paused.

While we’re not currently able to run site visits, we’re pleased to share a series of virtual events drawing on the insight and practical learning from previous Q Visits.

Find out more about the first session in the series and register your place: Learning from Q Visits: Relational Leadership

What are Q Visits?

Increasing capacity and capability for improvement in the health and care system is a central aim of Q. We offer a series of visits to organisations across the UK to learn about a range of relevant topics, from Joy in Work to lean and agile project delivery, systems thinking and experienced-based co-design. The programme aims to give members first-hand opportunities to learn from others involved in improvement across different professional sectors and take knowledge back to their workplaces.

What can I expect from a Visit?

Visits are only open to Q members and are free to attend. Members can expect an action-packed visit with the chance to experience a day in the life of a variety of different organisations as well as an opportunity to reflect on learning and consider how to translate the learning.

  • Explore and experience first-hand how other organisations have used innovative approaches in their work to achieve positive outcomes
  • Identify how others have successfully implemented different approaches
  • Apply the learning from the experience of others and consider how this can be spread/adopted in your work context
  • Connect with other Q members who are working on similar challenges, building an effective support structure for you

Attendees are expected to arrange their own means of travel and expenses. Each visit is CPD certified we would encourage you to use study/professional leave if this is available to you.

What members are saying about Visits

“I will share the stories and lessons from today with my colleagues at work, and the event will inform the way I talk about continuous improvement with NHS trusts widely” Q member at the NHS Blood & Transplant visit

“Q visits give some great opportunities to learn, share, collaborate and (above all) make a difference to patients” Q member at the Mayden Ltd visit

Read more about past visits from members that attended:

Members are encouraged to join the online Visits’ group to continue conversations, share information and connect with others that attended a visit.

The team

The Visits programme is delivered by Q and Health Transformation Partnership (with Q members Emma Adams and Peter Dudgeon).

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 team at q@health.org.uk.

Upcoming visits

DateVisit
19th Mar 2021Learning from Q Visits: Relational leadership

Recent visits

DateVisit
11th Mar 2020Visit to the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
5th Mar 2020Visit to Aneurin Bevan Continuous Improvement – Quality Improvement in Wales
5th Feb 2020Visit to HMRC – Continuous improvement
View all past visits