What is Q?

Q is an initiative connecting people who have improvement expertise across the UK. There are over 3600 members and the community continues to grow.

Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health 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.

Why join?

  • Connect, share and learn with people from different disciplines and sectors, from across the UK to help create real change.

  • Join a diverse community that brings together those from the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, researchers, commissioners and policy makers and others.

  • Tap into Q as a source of innovation and practical problem solving.

  • Develop your improvement skills and help lead and develop others beyond Q.

  • No membership fee.

  • Let Q grow with you as your career progresses – participate in ways that fit with your life and improvement priorities.

  • Enjoy benefits including journals and learning resourcesQ visits and inspiring events scheduled throughout the year.

  • Get involved in other activities including special interest groups, Q Labs and Randomised Coffee Trials with others in the community.

Applications to join Q community are open on a continuous basis, to join Q take a look at the Q website

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