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We’re updating and expanding Q’s theory of change over the next couple of months and would love your input.

What’s the difference we hope Q will make?  Underpinning all we do is a ‘theory of change’ that was developed as part of the initial co-design process for Q. (Here is our current theory of change).

A theory of change is a framework for describing what we aim to achieve and how.

We’re updating and expanding Q’s theory of change over the next couple of months and would love your input.

We’re doing this because Q has come a long way since we started.  We’ve learnt a lot about what’s needed for Q to succeed and there are new aspects of Q that we’ve been able to get off the ground that weren’t there at the start.  Q Exchange being the most recent example.

Our independent evaluators, RAND Europe have recommended that now is a good time to update how we describe what Q aims to achieve.

We invested a lot of time with the founding cohort developing the initial theory of change and want to make sure we stay true to that.  While some things need refreshing, we think the core elements of how Q helps still reflect well what we’re doing.

We invested a lot of time with the founding cohort developing the initial theory of change and want to make sure we stay true to that

We think however we can do more now to describe in greater detail the impact that we hope Q will have. This will be particularly helpful as we move into the next phase of RAND Europe’s evaluation, which will increasingly focus on understanding the benefits for Q members and the health and care system.

Your involvement will help us to test our assumptions about the processes that lead to change and will give us an insight into the ways in which being a member of Q impacts your immediate improvement context and contributes to improvements in the wider health and care system.

If you’d like to know more and help to shape the way Q defines the difference we’re trying to make, please join us on 7th June 2018 (joining details here) where we will run through our initial proposals for changes and get your views.

If you’d like to input, but can’t make the call, do get in touch and I’ll happily share our thinking so far.

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