Shape Change, Inspire Quality, and Transform Care.

We support health and care organisations to identify, refine and embed sustainable strategies for high-quality care and regulatory excellence.

Aqua appoints three Special Advisors

Experts in their field, Special Advisors are highly credible individuals who have all held very senior executive posts across health and social care.

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Introduction to Human Factors

This entry-level programme will provide members with the fundamental knowledge and skills for Human Factors in health and care.

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Our Directory of Offers 2022-23

Our range of training, development, events and tools are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to help your organisation build a system and culture for continuous quality improvement.

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System OD: Round Table

Aqua's experience of supporting integration in complex health and care systems for over a decade led us to ask what role OD can play in the context of dynamic systems rather than individual organisations.

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Welcome to the
Advancing Quality Alliance

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Welcome to Aqua – an NHS health and care quality improvement organisation working across the NHS, care providers and local authorities to identify, refine and embed sustainable strategies for high-quality care and regulatory excellence.

Established in 2010, we operate as a membership organisation within the NHS, providing quality improvement expertise, specialist learning and development, and consultancy.

Programmes

To support our work, we host a number of events, collaboratives and webinars that are free for members to attend.

Consultancy

We work with organisations including NHS Trusts, CCGs, local authorities, social care and housing associates, offering project-by-project consultancy and transformation services.

Resources

Our resources include a range of publications, toolkits, videos, case studies and documents that we have developed from programmes we’ve worked on or our other areas of work.

News and Insights

Aqua appoints three Special Advisors

The Advancing Quality Alliance (Aqua), the UKs leading improvement agency, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jackie Bene, Philip Lewer and Professor Ted Baker as Special Advisors to […]

14 Dec 2022

System OD: Round Table and Tweet Chat

Aqua’s experience of supporting integration in complex health and care systems for over a decade led us to ask what role OD can play in the context of dynamic systems […]

05 Dec 2022

Acute Medics as Improvers: Fundamental Quality Improvement Skills for Clinicians

Aqua is working in partnership with the Society of Acute Medicine to deliver key training to junior doctors, advanced clinical practitioners and physician associates. The programme is open to anyone […]

15 Nov 2022

Appreciating Health and Care – share your case studies

Advancing Quality Alliance (Aqua), Appreciating People, and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) are currently working in partnership to produce “Appreciating Health and Care,” a book and practical resource […]

01 Nov 2022

Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) – events to support you!

Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) will replace the current Serious Incident Framework (2015). The framework represents a significant shift in the way the NHS responds to patient safety incidents and is […]

26 Oct 2022

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Research Project

Project Introduction Hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP) is the most frequent hospital acquired infection in England, but little is known about the national burden of the condition. Developing HAP has a […]

07 Oct 2022

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