Q is currently open for applications in the East of England.

The Eastern AHSN process is now live

The initiative It is led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. In NHS England Q is recruited and delivered regionally by the AHSN’s. Eastern AHSN, has partnered with Q to help grow the community. Applications will open from 11 May until 12 June 2017.

You’ll find a lot of information on the Eastern AHSN website, including details of how to apply here.

In addition, Eastern AHSN will be hosting Webex sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about the community and the application process:


Join a connected community of people working together to improve health and care across the UK.

What is Q?

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.

Why join the Q community?

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.

Joining Q provides you with access to a local and national network of improvers, enabling you to access a wide range of perspectives and expertise.

Who should apply?

The community is made of up a diverse range of people including those at the frontline of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, commissioners, researchers, policymakers, and others. Those interested in joining Q will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience of improvement and reflect on how they can benefit and contribute to the community.

If you’d like to find out more, or are unsure if Q is for you, please see here.

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