Join the Q?

Following the success of last summer's recruitment campaign, we're thrilled to say that the Q Initiative is once again accepting applications from individuals involved in Quality Improvement work.

What is Q?

Q is a national initiative that brings like-minded people together to share experiences, learn from each other and gain a new perspective on their work.
It is being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.

How does it work?

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.

Who can join?

The Q 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.

If you are interested in applying you will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience of using different approaches and methodologies to improve the quality of health and care and reflect on how you might benefit and contribute to the community.

How do I apply?

To join Q you need to submit an application form through the online application portal. Applications are being assessed by people experienced in improvement from a range of different backgrounds. Detailed guidance on completing the application can be found at

Where can I find out more about Q? 

The Q Decision Tree and its Guidance for Applicants are good places to start.   

You can also find out more about Q, the application process, and the benefit of being a member via the Q website, by emailing Q, or geting in touch with Jacqui Parfitt, Q member and a Programme Manager at KSS AHSN.