An evaluation of the first phase of Q : engaging the founding cohort in a co-designed approach to health care improvement

RAND Europe
RAND Europe
Publication date:
05 May 2016


Q began as an initiative to recruit ‘5,000 Safety Fellows’ in response to a recommendation put forward in the 2013 Berwick Report. The initiative is led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England. It aims to connect people working in improving quality across the healthcare system throughout the UK, to make it easier to share ideas, enhance skills and thus bring about changes that benefit patients. During 2015 the Health Foundation recruited 231 members to become a founding cohort to help design, refine and test Q before the wider recruitment process commences in 2016.