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What is Q?

Q is an initiative connecting people who have improvement expertise across the UK. With over 2000 members it continues to grow and by 2020 we anticipate a community of many more thousands.

Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in heath and care, creating opportunities for people to come together as an improvement community to share ideas, enhance skills and collaborate to make health and care better.

It  is not a taught programme, but a network of support for those already knowledgeable in undertaking improvement. It’s designed to complement and connect existing communities, initiatives and networks.

Q is  being delivered by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.

Why join?

  • Connect, share and learn with people from different disciplines and sectors, from across the UK to help create real change.
  • Join a diverse community that brings together those from the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, researchers, commissioners and policy makers and others.
  • Tap into Q as a source of innovation and practical problem solving.
  • Develop your improvement skills and help lead and develop others beyond Q.
  • No membership fee.
  • Let Q grow with you as your career progresses – participate in ways that fit wth your life and improvement priorities.
  • Enjoy benefits including journals and learning resources, Q visits and inspiring events scheduled throughout the year.
  • Get involved in other activities including special interest groups, Q Labs and Randomised Coffee Trials with others in the community.

Is it for me?

We welcome applications from all disciplines and a variety of roles. If you are interested in applying you will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience of using different approaches and methodologies to improve the quality of health and care and reflect on how you might benefit and contribute to the community.

How can I join?

Opportunities to join Q are currently closed and will re-open in June 2018.

After the successful growth of the community in 2017, we are taking some time to review and refine our processes to ensure the best experience for applicants.

We are currently piloting these processes with a small number of people who have expressed an interest in joining Q.

Be the first to know when we are open to new applications by registering your interest using the form below.

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  • Opportunities to apply will not be based on your geographical location, please select your main location.

Your details will be stored by the Health Foundation and will not be passed onto third parties. We will only contact you about information relating to Q. You can request to have your details removed at anytime.

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