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Q Exchange Regional Success

Q Exchange is Q’s £600,000 funding programme

Funded by the Health Foundation and NHS England and NHS Improvement, it offers Q members the chance to develop project ideas and submit bids for up to £40,000 of funding. Applicants will have the opportunity to refine and develop their ideas with the help of the Q community through a collaborative online process.

2022 shortlisted projects

The SHSCT ProJect B+:Reducing blood testing related distress in children has been shortlisted in the 2022 Q Exchange funding programme. This project aims to improve the experience of blood tests and reduce the distressing experiences for children, parent/caregivers and healthcare staff through using digital technologies at the preparatory stage of the procedure. Click here to learn more. 

Or read the news story  ProjectB+ (B Positive) reducing blood testing related distress in children in SHSCT is a Q Exchange Finalist – HSCQI (hscni.net)

Or watch the Project B+ videos

Project B+ Video 1 – YouTube

Project B+ Video 2 – YouTube

 

The SHSCT Competence, Confidence and Complex Needs Children project has been shortlisted in the 2022 Q Exchange funding programme. The project aims to ensure just-in-time training required for the safe care of children with nursing needs at home, school and community settings is engaging, easily accessible and expedites integration. Click here to learn more.

Or read the news story Competence, Confidence and Complex Needs Children project in SHSCT is a Q Exchange Finalist  – HSCQI (hscni.net)

or watch Competence, Confidence and Complex Needs Children – YouTube

 

 

The SHSCT Getting kids hands on for their heart project has been shortlisted in the 2022 Q Exchange funding programme. This project aims to improve patient safety regarding initiation and monitoring of prescribed medication, adhere to NICE and other clinical guidance through improved clinical monitoring of the heart, where 12 lead ECG is not tolerated and utilise digital innovations in quality improvements and reduce health inequalities. Click here to learn more.

See the news story on Getting kids hands on for their heart is a Q Exchange Finalist for SHSCT – HSCQI (hscni.net)

or watch the video Getting kids hands on for their heart – YouTube

 

You can vote for the above projects from the 17th May.  View the timeline below:

How will the vote work?

Q members will be invited to vote on the 30 shortlisted ideas. The vote will happen online, via the Q website, between Tuesday 17 May and 12.00 Tuesday 31 May 2022. You will need to log in to the Q website to vote and you can vote at any time within this period as the vote is happening online. The vote will be run and verified by an independent voting specialist.

The ideas with the highest number of votes will be selected for funding. The Q Community expect to announce the 20 projects who will receive Q Exchange funding on Tuesday 14 June 2022.

If you have any questions about Q Exchange or the vote, contact the team via QExchange@health.org.uk  or click here.

Previous Winners

2020

In 2020 the SHSCT Short Breaks Team won the Q Exchange bid to design a project to support families and stop children with a disability being admitted to the care system when normal support systems are disrupted or withdrawn. Click here to learn more.

In 2020 the NHSCT won the Q Exchange bid to collaboratively develop a clinical health psychology pathway to support staff and ICU trauma patients following their stay. Click here to learn more.

In 2020 the SET won the Q Exchange bid to develop a live library of resources and information to improve connections & relationships between Gateway and C&V sector to optimise opportunities and benefit children and families in need of Early Help. Click here to learn more.

2019

In 2019 a team from the Northern Trust won the Q Exchange bid for their Gamification for Human Factors project identifying the challenge of engaging all staff in Human Factor training. Click here to learn more.

In 2019 SET won the Q Exchange bid to develop a bespoke QI programme aimed at building QI capacity in Support Services staff and demonstrating their vital role in patient experience. Click here to learn more.

2018

In 2018 SET’s project was successful in securing Q Exchange funds to develop an evaluative framework for QI development programmes delivered across Northern Ireland. Click here to learn more.