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Call for participants: insight project exploring COVID-19 backlogs

Sign up to take part in collaborative research sessions exploring Q members’ experiences of backlogs created by COVID-19 and to share the potential of improvement solutions to address them

This opportunity is now closed.

You can read more about what we heard in these sessions in our blog, as well as an update on the next stage of the project. We’re inviting Q members to share their project work; are you currently working on a project to improve waiting times and access to services? Find out more in the blog and share your work by filling out our online form. 

How can I get involved?

In this initial stage of the project, we are looking for members to commit to one two-hour collaborative research session (w/c 5 July 2021) where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your experiences to a discussion about backlogs as a result of COVID-19 and share promising work you are doing to address them. Following the sessions, the team will share a write up which we would welcome your feedback on.

Who should sign up?

We are keen to hear from members who are drawing on their improvement expertise to address backlogs in a range of different ways across all settings and services.

Please register your interest for one of the three collaborative research sessions (Monday 5 July 10.00 – 12.00, Tuesday 6 July 14.00 – 16.00 or Thursday 8 July 17.00 – 19.00). We will be in touch to confirm your place and provide additional information.

These are member-only sessions. Not a member of Q? Apply to access events like this and other benefits.

Why are we exploring COVID-19 backlogs?

Before the pandemic, the health and care system faced the challenge of long waiting times for routine treatments. The pressure put on the system to tackle COVID-19 required rapid re-prioritisation of resources and delivery changes to both manage the effects of the pandemic and meet social distancing requirements. As a result, the scale of the challenge of addressing the backlogs of care has increased.

We believe that improvement and improvers have the opportunity and potential to provide effective solutions to this challenge. Through this new insight project, we want to give improvers the opportunity to come together, share experiences and spotlight the best solutions.

Not able to make any of the sessions? Sign up for updates on how to get involved in the next phase of work or to find out more by emailing Jo Scott.