We operate as a membership organisation within the NHS, providing quality improvement expertise, specialist learning and development and bespoke consultancy.

We currently help a large number of member organisations across the UK to develop tailored, efficient solutions, informed by data, and co-designed with service users to deliver maximum impact.

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Our members benefit from access to expert advisors as well as a comprehensive programme of courses and events to help build internal capability and develop cutting-edge approaches to care quality.

Member organisations become part of an established UK-wide network, forged around long-term relationships, with organisations who hold the same values and are committed to the sharing of best practice and innovation to promote system-wide transformation of care.

Take a look at our comprehensive membership guide, designed to help you get the most out of your membership:

Aqua Membership Guide

Membership Benefits

There are lots of benefits to being a member at Aqua – see just some of the many below:

  • Our team has more than a decade of experience co-designing and delivering quality improvement and transformation strategies for the NHS and public sector

  • From an individual to a whole system, and everything and everyone in-between, our services are bespoke and scalable

  • We provide trusted counsel as part of the NHS, from public servants who understand the nuanced challenges you face

  • A collaborative, measured approach ensures our recommendations are aligned to your priorities and appropriate to your current capabilities

  • We equip you with the knowhow to build your own frameworks, systems and roadmaps to ensure improvements are sustainable and embedded for the long-term

  • You will join a network of international, national, and local leaders, clinicians and health professionals coming together to share best practice, address key topics and accelerate the spread and implementation of good practice

Member Organisations

View a list of all our member organisations to the right.
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS England – North West Region
  • North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

If you are not currently a member but would like to discuss membership or joining one of our events, please contact us.

Safety, quality improvement (QI) and service integration

The Safer Salford programme is a system-wide, quality improvement focused initiative that began in 2016 in the wake of the Francis and Berwick reports (2013), and Salford’s involvement in The Health Foundation’s Safety Measurement programmes (2014a, 2014b).

Building capability to deliver personalised care and secure buy-in from disadvantage patient populations

The borough of Knowsley is the fifth most deprived in the country and suffers from marked health inequality. Employment opportunities and income are some of the lowest in any local authority district in England. The expected healthy life expectancy is 59.2 years for males and 58.8 years for females: 3 years below the national average for each.

Improving wellness, inclusivity and quality of life through integrated care system transformation

Aqua was commissioned in 2017 by the Warrington Health and Wellbeing Board (WHWB) to help co-design and implement a strategy to transform the way health and social care services were delivered in the area, as part of an initiative called Warrington Together.

Partner integration, service transformation and developing leadership capability

Aqua has been supporting Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since 2018, providing expert consultancy and programmes to develop its senior leadership teams and shape change in organisational structure and service delivery.

Quality Improvement in Action: Primary Care Networks

The Safer Salford programme is a system-wide, quality improvement focused initiative that began in 2016 in the wake of the Francis and Berwick reports (2013), and Salford’s involvement in The Health Foundation’s Safety Measurement programmes (2014a, 2014b).

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