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The Q Labs will bring people together from across the UK to work and make progress on complex challenges facing health and care.

Working on a single challenge for nine to 12 months, we will use existing knowledge to develop an in-depth understanding on the issue, conduct further research and analysis, generate ideas and test solutions.

Born out of Q, the Q Labs are a great opportunity to test ideas directly with people working in health and care and their patients, to quickly feedback and share learning that will ultimately benefit patients and those working in the health system.

The pilot Lab

The first Q Lab will work on: What would it take for effective peer support to be available to everyone who wants it to help manage their long-term health and wellbeing needs?

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Lab updates

Q Lab update: making new connections
Libby Keck, Q website, 14 June 2017

Q Lab update: crowdsourcing peer support services
Hannah Patel, Q website, 06 June 2017

Q Lab update: Kicking-off the research
Hannah Patel, Q website, 01 June 2017

‘Improvement lab’ launched to tackle complex health challenges
National Health Executive, 25 April 2017

Q Lab: exploring ways to make peer support available to all
Libby Keck, Q website, 21 April 2017

Q Lab – an idea blossoms
Tracy Webb, Health Foundation website, 30 March 2017

Q Lab workshop – live blog
Jenna Collins, Q website, 16 March 2017

Q Lab – your votes have been counted
Libby Keck, Q website, 14 February 2017

Countdown to the Q Improvement Lab: five things you need to know
Tracy Webb, Health Foundation website, 13 January 2017

But what will the first lab topic be?
Libby Keck, Q website, 12 January 2017

Are you excited by the Q Improvement Lab?
Tracy Webb, Q website, 29 November 2016

Proposal for Q improvement labs
Tracy Webb, Huddle, 19 July 2016

Shaping improvement labs to help tackle wicked problems in the health service
Tracy Webb, Health Foundation website, 03 May 2016

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