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Opportunity to join the Q Community

Type: News Item Date Published: 6th August 2018

Are you interested in transforming people's experiences of the health and social care system to help improve their wellbeing?

The Q community is currently open for applications to join the growing network of people focused on making improvements happen within our public services.

Q is an initiative of The Health Foundation (this link will take you away from our website), connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK. There is no membership fee to join Q. It has been designed with busy people in mind and therefore there is no specific time commitment. Members have the flexibility to commit and participate in ways that fit with their lives and improvement work.

You don’t have to be in a specific improvement role to apply, you may be working on improvement projects as part of your day job. There is no expectation to have formal qualifications or training in improvement, simply to have experience working to improve the quality of health and social care and provide evidence for this in your application form. There is a decision tree (this link will take you away from our website) online to help you make the decision if membership of Q is right for you, and guidance (this link will take you away from our website) on how to complete the application form and what the assessors will be looking for.

Membership of Q will allow you to learn and share best practice and current thinking. You will be able to connect with thousands of people working in quality improvement nationwide as you continue to develop your knowledge and understanding of improvement.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland  (this link will take you away from our website) and NHS Education for Scotland (this link will take you away from our website) are the country partners for Q in Scotland (this link will take you away from our website) and lead on the membership activities for Q members locally, as well as connecting in to the wider UK community.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your application please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Q in Scotland team by email: hcis.qscotland@nhs.net

For more information and to apply online: https://q.health.org.uk/join-q/ (this link will take you away from our website)

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