The Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast have announced that the Innovation Agency has been appointed by the Health Foundation to help grow the Q community in our region.

Q is an initiative connecting people, who have quality improvement expertise, across the UK. Q's mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvements in health and care. To achieve this, we are creating opportunities for people to come together as a community of quality improvers - sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better.

Opportunities to join Q and become a member are being phased across the UK. We are looking for people in our region, the North West Coast, including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, commissioners, researchers, policymakers and others to join the Q community from 9th March until 10th April, 2017.

There is no membership fee to join, it is not a taught course and those interested in joining will need to demonstrate prior knowledge and experience of quality improvement and reflect on how they could benefit and contribute to the community.

To find out more about Q and how to join, we are holding two one hour Webex sessions:

14th March at 12.30pm
5th April at 12.30pm

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or to express an interest or to arrange an informal discussion about this email Juliette Kumar, Associate Director for Improvement and Education This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also visit their website to find out more about the Q Initiative.