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UK-wide Q community event 2019: resources

Resources from the breakout sessions, lightning talks and plenaries at the #QEvent2019

Whether you were at the 2019 community event in London or you missed it, you can download the presentations and other materials from the breakouts here.

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Please note, these videos are currently not subtitled. Subtitled versions will be available in early 2020.

Live blog

Take a look back at our live blog and refresh your memory with what happened at this year’s UK-wide Q community event!


Opening Plenary

A call for collaborative learning and improvement
Penny Pereira, Q Initiative Director, the Health Foundation

Morning breakout sessions

1A Building organisational and system-wide approaches to improvement

Dr. Neil Goulbourne, Deptuty Director of Improvement, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Dr. Amar Shah, Chief Quality Officer, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Tim Horton, Assistant Director of Improvement, the Health Foundation
Bryan Jones, Improvement Fellow, the Health Foundation

1B Lego serious play: building a new model of outpatient care

Dr. John Boulton, Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, 1000 Lives Improvement Service/Public Health Wales

1C Confronting the big issues: improving the environmental sustainability of the NHS

Dr. Maria van Hove, Clinical Fellow, NICE
Dr. Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

1D Co-producing improvement

Anna Burhouse, Director of Quality Development
Dr. Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices

Mid-morning breakout sessions

2A The technological revolution in health care: the role of improvement in enabling effective use in practice

Ruth Glassborow, Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Dr. Shanti Vijayaraghavan, Consultant Physician, Barts Health NHS Trust
Prof. Asma Khalil, Professor of Obstetrics, St George’s Medical School
Clare Morrison, NHS Near Me Lead

2B Design ideas and skills for improvers

Carolyn Barkin, Health Director, FutureGov
Ben Holliday, Chief Design Officer, FutureGov
Stacey Lally, Associate Director: Professional development and community – Q, the Health Foundation

2C Improving care, collaboratively and creatively across mental and physical health

Libby Keck, Head of Design and Collaboration/Q Labs Network, the Health Foundation
Kay Stevenson, Consultant Physiotherapist, Midlands Partnership NHS Trust and Keel University

2D Navigating power and politics in health and service change

Prof. Justin Waring, Professor of Medical Sociology and Healthcare Organisation, Heath Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham
Will Warburton, Director of Improvement, the Health Foundation
Dr. Cheryl Crocker, AHSN Network Patient Safety Director, University of Nottingham

Lightning talks

1 Making Sense of Complexity with Dr Maxine Power 

2 Scaling and Spread: key factors for spreading innovation and improvement with Dr Amanda Begley

3 Recognising the softer signs of deterioration with Sarah Fiori and Mel Johnson

4  What it means to be a positive deviant with Elisa Liberati

5 Learning from Excellence (LfE): a positive approach to safety and QI with Adrian Plunkett and Alison Jones

6 Hexitime: Launching a movement for improvement with Hesham Abdalla

7 Citizen Science as a tool for improvement with Graham Martin

8 Developing a ‘Lean’ culture of continuous improvement: evaluation of 5 NHS trusts partnered with the Virginia Mason Institute with Nicola Burgess

9 Sharing the work of Q Lab and Nesta with Anindita Ghosh 

Afternoon breakout sessions

3A Health is much bigger than the NHS: Using improvement methods to address the wider determinants of health 

Dr Dominique Allwood, Associate Director, the Health Foundation
Prof. Clare Cable, Chief Executive and Nurse Director, The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland
Dr Guddi Singh, Integrated Child Health Quality Improvement Fellow and Paediatric Registrar
Dr Hannah Zhu, Paediatric SpR and Quality Improvement Change Champions mentor, RCPCH

3B Building improvement capability across boundaries: what are we learning together?

Penny Pereira, Q Initiative Director, the Health Foundation
Chris Collinson, Management Consultant, Knowledgeable Ltd

3C Transforming outpatient care: Learning together

Dr. John Dean, Clinical Director for Quality, RCP
Sarah Campbell, Operations Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, RCP
Sarah Reed, Improvement Fellow, the Health Foundation
Dr. Matthew Hill, Insight and Evaluation Manager – Q, the Health Foundation

3D Is it time to celebrate learning from failure?

Juliette Kumar, Associate Director Improvement and Education, The Innovation Agency, NWC AHSN
Mark Roberts, Clinical Director Improvement Hub for HSCQI, Northern Ireland

Closing plenary

Closing Plenary and announcement of Q Exchange

Penny Pereira, Q Initiative Director, the Health Foundation
Dr. Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, the Health Foundation
Hugh McCaughey, National Director of Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement