What is the challenge your project is going to address and how does it connect to your chosen theme?
The UK has a thriving engineering community that co-ordinates it’s energy for improvement and innovation through Professional Engineering Institutions. Hundreds of activities go on each week organised by these Institutions with a very broad range of engineering disciplines. Better communication between Health Care and Engineering will, I’m sure, result in some of their ideas reaching the Q Community. I know that many engineers have an interest in the NHS.
Have a look at https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/sectors/healthcare/
What does your project aim to achieve?
To establish strong links between as many of the Engineering Institutions as is possible and the Q Community. Establish strong links between individual Engineers and individual members of the Q Community that have similar interests.
These activities will be facilitated by producing a directory of Engineering Institutions, including contact details of the relevant person in the Institution, That members of the Q community can contact.
Areas of interest/expertise will be included and relevant historic publications listed.
How will the project be delivered?
Current contacts will be identified and views on what future joint activity should look like sought.
New contacts will be sought by contacting individual Engineering Institutions to discover their interest in the ideas and to establish what relevant activities they have undertaken in the past.
Maybe Hexitime could be utilised here.
What and how is your project going to share learning throughout?
The shared learning will come when Engineers and Q Community Members start getting involved in joint activity and their results are published. All the Engineering Institutions have monthly journal and they will be only to pleased to publish successful project papers.
This is an ideal sharing and learning opportunity for a Community of Practice like the one proposed in another Q Exchange idea – https://q.health.org.uk/idea/2019/process-management-how-to-make-qi-outcomes-more-sustainable-and-scal/
How you can contribute
- Please support this idea by adding your comments to this page.
- Pass on the contact details of any engineering institutions or Engineers that you know.