Over the last five months we have been working on planning and delivering events with Q community across the UK. The most recent being in Glasgow, with an event in Birmingham and two in London earlier in the year. Q’s events aim to increase collaboration, are an opportunity to share ideas, and are an opportunity to meet fellow Q members in a relaxed and informative setting.
The Q Lab workshops have taken place in Birmingham and London, drawing in members from all over. The Q Lab network is a “program that offers a bold new approach to making progress on health and care challenges. Working on a single challenge, we bring together organizations and individuals from across the UK to pool what is known about a topic, uncover new insights and develop and test ideas” (Taken from Q’s website) Q provides funding for these projects to bring people together.
The venues the Labs have been in are varied, with Birmingham being at the incredibly modern x +y venue, Foundry. For this event we had our own events space that is part of the overall co-working space. This was a bright and beautiful space, with botanical decor and access to hot drinks and all the facilities of the venue. This event held a much smaller group of Q members giving everyone a chance to work closely together.
Glasgow on the other hand brought in a much larger group of members to St Andrew’s suite at 200 Conference and Events venue. This venue was situated in the heart of Glasgow with multiple breakout spaces and networking areas that allowed for inspiring conversations and new ideas. The Glasgow collaboration event focused on quality improvement and how waiting times can be reduced in practices.
We had great feedback from the delegates who joined us in Scotland, with 100% of voting attendees saying that they would recommend the event to others. We love receiving positive feedback like this, especially when it develops into conversations around planning additional events in that region for 2024!
At the events, our team works closely with the Q team to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day as well as the set up of the venues and registration. For this we use Eventbrite as the registration platform and to check-in delegates on the day. We also assist with venue liaison, AV support, and keeping the events running to schedule.
We are really looking forward to what Q have in store for us in 2024!