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Q is open for applications

So far this year we have welcomed 903 new members to the Q community, bringing our total number of improvers to 1,353 across the UK!

Today we are once again inviting applications to join the community and we’d love for you to apply to Q, and for your help to spread the word.

Where is the Q application window open?

Northern Ireland

We have been working closely with our partner Health and Social Care Northern Ireland to promote the application window being open to those who work and volunteer to improve health in Northern Ireland.

East Midlands

People who are interested in joining Q and are based in the East Midlands can apply through the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). We are looking for people who have reflected on their commitment to collaborative improvement


Our colleagues at the Oxford ASHN are helping us spread the word to those working and volunteering to improve health and care in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. If you’re based in this area you too can apply to join the community

North West London

The application window to join Q is also open to those in the North West London and is being supported by Imperial College Health Partners AHSN.

South London

Working with Health Innovation Network South London AHSN we are looking to grow the community in South London.

How do I apply?

If you are based in any of these areas please read our decision tree to help you decide if Q is for you.

All applications must be submitted via our online portal AIMS. To help you navigate AIMS and respond to the application questions we have published an AIMS user guide and applicant guidance document.

Helpful hints!

  • The application asks for evidence and reflection on the approaches you’ve used personally to improve health and care that spanned more than one team. We are also looking for people who have reflected on their commitment to collaborative improvement, so think about how you plan to engage with the community, what you will share and what you hope to learn.
  • Don’t forget that you can download the application form as a Word document. Drafting your responses to the application questions in Word, then pasting the response into the AIMS will mean you have a saved copy in case of any problems with the application portal.
  • If you are successful you’ll be invited to attend your local Q welcome event. Keep an eye out for the various dates as they are published on the Q website and remember to save the date so you can celebrate and connect with Q members near you.

Good luck!