A year in NHS Quest


Growing membership, thriving improvement programmes and our first annual Quest Connect event – these are just some of the highlights from 2017 that are included in your NHS Quest Year Review.


Quest membership grows

NHS Quest welcomed three new members into the network during 2017, with two Mental Health Trusts coming into the fold. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust take our increasingly diverse membership to 13 organisations with a combined workforce of over 85,000 people.

Leadership Networks

Leadership network opportunities took us to Worthing on the South Coast of England for an inspiring experience day and across the Atlantic to San Francisco for an intensive Global Study Tour. Members also travelled from far and wide to join our first Quest Connect event in November. Quest Connect was an opportunity to build new relationships, celebrate achievements and launch the NHS Quest Best Employer Standards Continue reading…

Improvement Programmes

NHS Quest is currently running 2 large-scale quality improvement programmes which aim to positively impact patient safety and organisational development across all 13 member sites. In the first, members are utilising their strengths as a national network to learn from each other’s work and share new innovative approaches in their mission to ensure patients receive the safest possible surgery, every time with the Theatre Safety Culture Clinical Community. In the second programme, the Best Employer Brand, member organisations aspire to become outstanding places to work where staff flourish and patients experience the highest quality care. Read the latest news from improvement programmes in our year review…

Building Capability

NHS Quest helps build Quality Improvement capability through the Improvement Science for Leaders (IS4L) programme, study days and bespoke training. Five NHS Quest trusts are participating in Cohort 3 of the team-based Improvement Science for Leaders (IS4L) programme. Find out more about the team’s progress and how to join the next cohort, now open for applications, in our review.

Read our year review for more information.