Q is an initiative connecting people who have quality improvement expertise across the UK. Q's mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvements in health and creating opportunities for people to come together as a community of quality improvers - sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better.

Opportunities to join Q and become a member are being phased across the UK and the community are looking for people in the North West Coast, including those at the front line of health and social care, patient leaders, managers, commissioners, researchers, policymakers and others to join the Q community until 10th April, 2017.

There is no membership fee to join, it is not a taught course and those interested in joining will need to demonstrate prior knowledge and experience of quality improvement and reflect on how they could benefit and contribute to the community.

Please submit your application via the online portal. You can visit our website to find out more about the Q Initiative and read Juliette Kumar's blog Get to the front of the Q. With the deadline fast approaching, now is the time to apply!