Connecting Q Locally

There is a growing number of healthcare professionals looking to make their practice more sustainable. One way to achieve transformation is through engaging in an active network of likeminded individuals. 

The Health Foundation awarded funding to the sustainable healthcare special interest group in the Q community (an online community of healthcare professionals involved in quality improvement, mostly in the UK) to enable us to grow the group and increase collaboration.

The focus of our work is to run a series of 4 virtual events addressing ‘hot topics’ in sustainable healthcare.  These events will allow debate and discussion and a meeting place for all those interested in sustainable healthcare, especially those in the special interest group who will have the further opportunity to participate in further curated discussions on the Q community online platform and Twitter.

The series was launched on 25th November 2020 with a successful event posing the question ‘remote consultations; what is their role in sustainable healthcare?’.  Speakers were from primary care, secondary care and NHS Digital. 

The topics in the Connecting Q Locally series are:

 Remote consultations; what is their role in sustainable healthcare


Green Social Prescribing for sustainable healthcare


Embedding sustainability into healthcare education; lessons learned from practice


Embedding sustainability into QI training and practice within NHS organisations; barriers and strategies


This project is funded through Q by the Health Foundation and NHS England and NHS Improvement.