QI Connect

In partnership with the Q Initiative

QI Connect is provided in partnership with The Health Foundation as part of their Q Initiative which is supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.  NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers in England.

The Q Initiative

QI Connect WebEx series

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently hosting an exciting line up of monthly WebEx sessions presented by an exceptional global faculty.

Simply link in from your own desk to learn from national and international leaders in quality improvement.

Keep up to date with information about future QI Connect sessions by emailing hcis.QIconnect@nhs.net to be added to our mailing list.

Forthcoming sessions

You can find information on our forthcoming speakers and sessions below.


Presenter Session name Date
Brené Brown Daring leadership in healthcare To be rescheduled

Session overview
In this session, Brené Brown, author of three #1 New York Times Bestseller, Oprah pick, and TED Talks hit will challenge our thinking about vulnerability and dispel the widely accepted myth that it’s a weakness.

Sally Magnusson Playlist for Life 21 November 2017
Session overview
Join our session with Scottish broadcaster and writer: Sally Magnusson to learn about Playlist for Life which, through music, provides comfort to people living with dementia, their family and carers.

View recordings of previous QI Connect sessions

You can find information on our previous speakers and view recordings of sessions at the links below.


Presenter Session name Date
Chris Ham Reforming the NHS from within 26 January 2017
Jaideep Prabhu Frugal Innovation: How to do more (and better) with less 21 February 2017
Emmanual Gobillot All person care is a whole system concern 4 April 2017
Stephen Swensen Leadership and joy in work 2 May 2017
Don Norman Don't drop the patient 25 May 2017
Anna Roth Doing common things uncommonly well: Building a culture of continuous improvement 27 July 2017
Bill Lucas Getting the improvement habit: why QI is not enough 28 September 2017
Tom Marshburn Healthcare that is out of this world: Reflections from a NASA astronaut 26 October 2017
Nigel Packham NASA: From space, down to Earth 8 November 2017


Presenter Session name Date
Don Berwick Old myths and new designs: The new simple rules for health systems 28 January 2016
Jo Bibby Innovations in healthcare: Lessons and insights from The Health Foundation 22 February 2016
David Bates Can technology really help? Health IT policy development in the US and supporting integrated clinical care 31 March 2016
Geoff Mulgan Innovation for Healthcare 19 April 2016
Maxine Power Taking improvement to scale in 2016 26 May 2016
Derek Feeley Innovation and integration 30 June 2016
Gene Nelson Learning through co-production: A model for improving health outcomes, healthcare services, and research 27 July 2016
Steve Spear High velocity edge 29 September 2016
Peter Lachman Leading and networking for change 27 October 2016
George Kerwin Leading health system transformation toward population health and population management 10 November 2016
Tim Brown and guests Innovation and design 22 November 2016


Presenter Session name Date
David Grayson Quantum collaboration: The Ko Awatea experience down under 20 January 2015
Beth Lilja How to engage the civic society in creating a person-centred health care system: The use of methods from social movement 23 February 2015
Robert M Wachter The Digital Doctor, Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age 26 March 2015
Martin Marshall How relevant is improvement science to general practice? 28 April 2015
Mary Dixon-Woods What's so tough about patient safety? 28 May 2015
David Meates The Canterbury journey towards integration 30 June 2015
Paul Batalden Quality improvement across health and social care 

30 July 2015

Maureen Bisognano Improving the value of the contribution that social and healthcare services make to health

21 October 2015

Tracey Cooper A session with Tracey Cooper 04 November 2015


Presenter Session name Date
Mike Buist Why is it that doctors don’t get the quality and safety agenda?: A look at the issues
29 January 2014
Goran Henriks Absent community and stronger clinical performance: Why integration is a must 25 March 2014
Marshall Ganz Leading Change: Leadership, Organising and Action 23 April 2014
Frank Federico Throwing the switch for change 21 May 2014
Rocco Perla Making the Patient the Fundamental Unit of Analysis 18 June 2014
Nick Barber Evaluating Improvement 28 August 2014
Helen Bevan Being a great change agent: How to rock the boat and stay in it 23 September 2014
Mike Richards Inspection & regulation as a driver for quality improvement: the new CQC approach 30 October 2014
Elaine Inglesby-Burke Nursing: Our promise to learn, our commitment to act 27 November 2014

Dr Brian Robson on QI Connect

Video description

Dr. Brian Robson, Medical Director introduces the QI Connect WebEx series.