‘Q’initiative

Q is an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise across the UK. It is being led by The Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.

Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, The Health Foundation is creating opportunities for people to come together and form a community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills, and collaborating to make health and care better.

Q is not a taught programme, but a network of support for those already knowledgeable in undertaking improvement. There is no membership fee or minimum time commitment. Q is designed to support busy people with their current improvement work, on-going development and promote their visibility as a leader of improvement.

Q was co-designed with 231 founding members in 2015. This helps ensure Q is genuinely helpful to the diverse range of people leading improvement. Q will continue to evolve – being shaped with the community as it grows. There are currently 799 members in the community, and by 2020 we anticipate a community of thousands – all belonging to an established long-term home for improvers

The community is made of up a diverse range of people including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, commissioners, researchers, policymakers, and others. Including a wide range of perspectives boosts the power of Q as a source of innovation and practical problem solving.

More information about Q can be found at q.health.org.uk

  • Members will join a community of diverse individuals enabling connections that expand their existing networks with a focus on achieving practical and measurable improvements in healthcare.  There are many benefits for patients, members, employers and the health and care system.

What are the wider benefits of the Eastern offer?

Eastern AHSN provides health and social care teams and individuals with access to improvement support and development opportunities. We can work with you to develop and implement improvement solutions that are important for your area of work, by testing ideas and supporting the introduction of sustainable changes.

We bring likeminded people together to share ideas and connect with others who are doing similar pieces of work or facing similar challenges. The Q community complements and underpins our improvement activities by providing access to a national network to share ideas, enhance skills and collaborate to make health and care better.

As well access to the national Q community, successful applicants will be invited to join the Eastern Improvement Network. This new network brings together individuals with improvement expertise from a variety of health and care setting across Eastern England

Barbara Hercliffe, Eastern Academic Health Science Network

  • Lewis Andrews, East of England Ambulance Service
  • Caroline Angel, Eastern Academic Health Science Network
  • Mohamed Amin, Essex Partnership University NHS Trust
  • Mark Attah, Health Education England (East of England)
  • Michelle Biggins, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Donna Booton, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Frances Bolger, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Carole Broadbank, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Tim Bryson, Tim Bryson Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Carole Buckley, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fiona Carey, East of England Citizens’ Senate
  • Chi Cheung, Norwich Medical School
  • Tracey Christmas, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lucie Clough, North West Anglia Foundation Trust NHS
  • Maria Cooke, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liz Cross, Attenborough Surgery
  • Natasha Davies, NHS Health Education England
  • Kate Emery, James Paget University Hospital
  • Trevor Fernandes, East of England Citizen’s Senate
  • Edward Fraser, Healthwatch Norfolk
  • Fay Gilder, Cambridge University NHS Trust
  • Fiona Greenfield, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Elaine Hide, Millora Ltd.
  • Sarah Higson, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Robert Isherwood, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Rotimi Jaiyesimi, Basildon and Thurrock University Teaching Hospital
  • Robert Johnstone, European Patient Forum
  • Helena Jopling, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Karen Kemp, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Mazhar Kiani, Kingfisher Practice
  • Charles Kpodo, University of Bedfordshire
  • Selina Lim, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Catherine Longworth, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
  • Donna Malley, Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust
  • Julie Marsden-Smith, Papworth Foundation NHS Trust
  • Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust / Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Deirdre Miller, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Edward Morris, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Anna Morgan, Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust
  • Tracy Morgan, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Michael Nation, Kidney Research UK
  • Jane Nicholson, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ana Ohde, North East London CSU
  • Gillian Orves, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Gemma Partridge, James Paget University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Rebecca Percival, The Park Maternity Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy Peryer, University of East Anglia
  • Edward Prosser-Snelling, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Rae, Promise
  • Nasrin Razzaq, Luton CCG
  • Jane Robey, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Susan Robinson, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Rose, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oliver Salazar, Norwich Medical School (University of East Anglia)
  • David Sexby, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Martin Sinclair, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Greg Sharp, Colchester Qsteopathic Centre, Creffield GP Medical Centre
  • Eddie Short, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Shenton, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
  • Julie Smith, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Larissa Stella, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Giles Thorpe, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nkiruka Umaru, University of Hertfordshire
  • Alain Vuylsteke, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Richard Wall, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • James Ward, Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Allison Warn, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Della Warren, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tracey Wakeling, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Stephen Webb, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Susan Went, Eastern Academic Health Science Network
  • Calum Worsley, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

 

Be the first to know when we are open to new applications by registering your interest on the Q website.

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