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Trust project shortlisted for Q Exchange Funding

The Design Collaborative Huddle, a project led by the Trust in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals and Sherwood Forest Hospitals, has been shortlisted for Q Exchange funding.

The project aims to provide a single e-portal for the submission, coaching and design of improvement and innovation proposals across the Intergrated Care System (ICS). The project will be led by a group of experts with experience in research, clinical audit, NICE quality standards, quality, digital and organisational development. The group will support proposers, helping them with each stage of their proposal from the methodology right through to implementation. The project will also ensure best practice is shared across the system and support the scaling up of tried and tested quality improvement projects to other services within the ICS.

The Design Collaborative Huddle is one of 30 projects shortlisted and will now go forward to the Q Community vote, whereby the top 20 will receive up to £40,000 each. Voting is open online to Q Community members from 17 – 31 May. Winners will be announced in June

Dr Lyn Williams, Associate Director of Quality Improvement, said: “I am so pleased we have been shortlisted!

“The beauty of the Design Collaborative Huddle is that it is being co-produced using PDSA methodology by those who are collective members of it as partners. This is a leading-edge, quality improvement innovation and takes us a long way towards our vision of integrated working, both as an organisation and as a partner in the ICS.

“The exciting part of this is that, if we are one of the projects chosen, we will be working with Nottingham University Hospitals and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Quality Improvement (QI) teams to develop a single e-portal for QI proposals from staff and teams across the ICS enabling us to work on integrated pathway priorities as a learning collaborative.”

More details about Q Exchange, including all the shortlisted projects, can be found at Details about the Design Collaborative Huddle can be found at



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