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Welcome to Q

More than 100 new members of the Q community from across the Westcountry came together at the end of March for our Welcome to Q launch event at the Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol.

Coordinated by the West of England AHSN, The Health Foundation and NHS Improvement, the event featured a host of inspiring speakers and practical workshops, culminating in a joint movement to share ideas for ‘shaping the future of Q’.

The event was a fantastic opportunity to provide our new Q members with a better knowledge and understanding of how Q can make a real difference towards improving care for the communities we serve, and to start shaping an approach that will encourage networking, pooling of knowledge, insights and connections, and collaboration to make improvement happen.

So why do people join Q? This is what six of our new members told us…

The Health Foundation’s Penny Pereira is the programme director for the Q initiative. She welcomed all our new Q members in the West of England and shared with them all the exciting things they have in store for them…

“This is such a momentous occasion for us here in the West of England,” said Anna Burhouse, Director of Quality at the West of England AHSN, in her welcome speech at the event. “In this room we have such a rich vein of improvers. You’re united because of your passion for improvement. You’re united because every single one of you has done something really, really important to improve patient care.” Watch the rest of Anna’s talk here…

Our (not a) key note address came from Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership & Quality at NHS Improvement. The overarching theme of Suzie’s talk was opportunity. And as she explains, opportunity is knocking loudly for all our new Q members…

Find out more about Q at q.health.org.uk.

Download the full event report here, view the presentations from the day, and relive the day in tweets…

 

Posted on April 7, 2017

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