Q Initiative


The Q initiative is led by the Health Foundation and co-sponsored by NHS Improvement connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK. The Q community is made up of a diverse range of people, including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, commissioners, managers, researchers, policymakers and others. Q brings people together with expertise in improvement to share ideas, enhance their skills and make changes that bring tangible benefits for patients.

Q is created for the long term to support individuals and their existing improvement work. It has been designed to complement and help connect other initiatives and networks.

Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, we are creating opportunities for people to come together as an improvement community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to improve health and care.

In March 2017 the North East and North Cumbria held an event to welcome our new members to the Q Community, please watch our welcome video below.