Live Blog - Launch of the Q Community Network & Book Club - Health Innovation Manchester

Date: 12 April 2018


Thursday 12 April 2018

We'll be live blogging from the first session, where we'll be launching the Network and taking a look at communication for improvement.

Feel free to join in the conversation on Twitter via #Qcommunity or by following @AQuA_NHS, @HealthInnovMCR @theQcommunity @HealthFdn.

Other Upcoming Book Club & Network Events

We'll also be holding further Brook Club events over the coming months, so feel free to book your place if you're a Q Community member or working across the Greater Manchester area.

All events run 9:30am - 1:30pm in Manchester with lunch provided.

9:00am - Here's our Improvement Advisor Amanda Huddleston on what we have planned for these events.

 10:10am - And we're off!

The Q Community are also hosting a number of other visits for members, including to AQuA.

Even better, they're CPD certified!

Full details on all visits can be found at

10:20am - Amanda talking through the aims of the Book Club events and how we want to support Q members over the coming months.

 10:40m - Book Clubbers discussing what they hope to get from the events and how it can support them in their roles.

11:10am - Next up we welcome Natalie Balmain, Senior Communications Officer for Health Innovation Manchester, to discuss the importance of communications in improvement

11:10am - No Book Club is complete without a good old book review!

Today delegates are sharing their thoughts on two publications from The Health Foundation: The Habits of an Improver (2015) and Using Communications Approaches to Spread Improvement (2015).

12:10pm - Getting techie to gather feedback from delegates on Habits of an Improver...

12:50pm - Now on to discussions for our second book, Using Communications Approaches to Support Improvement.

1:05pm - Coming to a close here at Imperial War Museum North

1:20pm - Thanks to all our delegates who joined us today and we're looking forward to the next session on 3 May, where we'll be looking at influencing with our Associate Director, Helen Kilgannon.

Here are thoughts from some of today's delegates.

  • Summary:

    In partnership with Health Innovation Manchester, we'll be launching an exciting Book Club and Network series of events for The Health Foundation's prestigious Q Community across Greater Manchester.

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  • Improvement Priorities:
    Building Capability for Improvement
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