An evaluation of the first phase of Q: Engaging the founding cohort in a co-designed approach to health care improvement
May 9, 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 quality improvement across the healthcare system throughout the UK, to make it easier for them to share ideas, enhance their skills and thus bring about a change that benefits patients.
RAND Europe carried out an independent, embedded evaluation of Q during its first phase from spring 2015 to January 2016 (Garrod et al. 2016). Subsequently, RAND Europe was commissioned to provide an independent evaluation of Q, starting in 2016 and reporting in early 2020. This is the interim report of that evaluation, documenting progress towards two overarching evaluation aims:
The full evaluation report will be published in spring 2020.