On Thursday 18 January we partnered with Health Innovation Network South London and The Health Foundation to welcome over 100 new members to the Q Community. It was an excellent opportunity to bring all new members together to meet each other while immersing themselves in the Q Community.
Q is an initiative connecting people who have improvement expertise across the UK. Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in heath and care, creating opportunities for people to come together as an improvement community to share ideas, enhance skills and collaborate to make health and care better. It is not a taught programme, but a network of support for those already knowledgeable in undertaking improvement. It’s designed to complement and connect existing communities, initiatives and networks. It is supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.
The day set both the local and national context of the Q Community creating a buzz in the room with plenty of opportunities for the new members to get involved. The group had the chance to take part in a variety of workshops from Accountable Care, Improvement to Innovation, Involving Patents in QI, to Behavioural Insights in Healthcare and Life QI Demonstration. The day ended energised with the new members imagining how Q would look in the year 2100.