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Why Q Visits?

Increasing capacity and capability for improvement in the health and care system is a central aim of Q. Since early 2017, we’ve been offering Q members a series of visits to organisations across the UK to learn about a range of relevant topics, from appreciative inquiry to lean and agile project delivery, systems thinking and experienced-based co-design. The Q Visits programme gives members first-hand opportunities to learn from others involved in improvement across different professional sectors. Find out more about past visits, including useful resources and commentary from the hosts and members that attended.

What can I expect from a Q Visit?

Q members have free access* to attend Q Visits. Each visit is CPD certified, and some of these visits will also offer opportunities to bring a friend or colleague. See below for our upcoming schedule.

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

The Q visits team

The Q Visits programme is delivered by Q and Health Transformation Partnership (with Q member 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 Q Visits team at





*The cost of attendance to the visits is covered as a Q member benefit, however attendees are expected to arrange their own means of travel and sundry expenses

Upcoming visits

2nd Oct 2018Q Visit: It’ll never work here! How Nissan and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are improving healthcare together
21st Nov 2018Q Visit: Doing things better together – relational leadership in action across Sheffield
6th Dec 2018Managing safety in healthcare – Q Visit to Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

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)
View all past visits