We are joined for the July episode of QI Connect by Will Warburton, Director of Improvement at The Health Foundation.
Will Warburton is Director of Improvement at the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care in the UK. He is responsible for an ambitious programme of activity and funding, involving partners from academia, the NHS and the wider health and care system, to test improvements, evaluate them, and share ideas and learning about how to improve care more effectively. Current initiatives include the Q community, in partnership with NHS Improvement, connecting over 3,000 people with improvement expertise across the UK, and The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, a collaboration with Cambridge University to produce research that provides practical learning about how to improve care.
The Health Foundation has funded more than 450 fellows to develop quality improvement and leadership skills, and over 500 clinical teams to test improvements throughout the UK. The Spread Challenge publication is based on the learning from 44 of those teams who the Foundation has supported to scale and spread their work.
Will was previously Forum Director for the World Innovation Summit for Health, and Operational Director at the Centre for Health Policy in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, where he is an honorary research fellow. Prior to this, Will worked as manager in the NHS as Head of Operations for Women’s and Children’s services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where he undertook a Health Foundation GenerationQ Fellowship in Leadership and Quality Improvement, and as a management consultant at KPMG.
We hope you will join us for what will be an informative and engaging session.
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.