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Q community

Oxford AHSN Regional Q members please go to our online forum

If you are not yet a Q member you can apply to join the community via the website here.
(NB: Requires you to register with an on-line portal [AIMS], then submit an application form.)

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.

The Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative, is supporting the Health Foundation to grow the Q community.

For more information on the tangible benefits of the Q community see our news article.

Following on from our welcome event in January 2018 (for details see below), we co-hosted a webinar on 15 May 2018 for the Q Community. It was aimed at those new to Q or those just wanting to find out a bit more about what is available to Q members. The slides are here and include plenty of links to help you on your journey through Q.

Welcome and ThanQ to our new members

Over 60 people attended our Oxford Q Community Welcome Event on 31 January 2018 for new and founding Q members. The thought line for the day was welcome, connect and start to think  about improvement differently.

Delegates took part in a number of activities and had fun filling in their passports, creating their posters for how the local Q community could develop, as well as great presentations from Unipart, Health Foundation and our very own Head of Patient Safety! The sessions were facilitated by Phil Hadridge, Idenk.

The Health Foundation supplied us with plenty of publications; Oxford AHSN shared information on safety devices (Clinical Innovation Adoption), our work with Strategic and Industry Partnerships and Patient & Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience; Patient Safety Academy showcased their training on human factors and SeeData LifeQI their on-line quality improvement platform for healthcare. Our members can have free access to this system.

We will continue to support the Q Community in our region with an online resource via the Health Foundation website and further events throughout the year focussing on specific topics identified by the delegates.

To apply to join the Q Community go to the Q website and register with an on-line portal (AIMS), then submit an application form.

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