Nurse joins initiative designed to improve NHS care

Ginny Smith, from PJ Care, has been selected to join the Q initiative. PNL-150807-171635001
Ginny Smith, from PJ Care, has been selected to join the Q initiative. PNL-150807-171635001

A nurse from Milton Keynes has been selected to join a group set up to improve NHS care for patients.

Ginny Smith, who works at PJ Care which provides specialist neurological care will be joining the Q Initiative.

The initiative is run by health charity the Health Foundation and NHS England. It is designed to put people responsible for improving the quality of care at health providers in touch with each other so they can share ideas and enhance their skills.

Ginny is the only representative from the private and care home sector in the founding group of 231 people.

She said: “I am delighted to have been chosen to join such an important initiative. It’s an honour to be the only representative for the private sector and and look forward to contributing to this important project from a nursing and residential care home perspective.”

Ginny, who was nominated by the nursing regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), will join the first participants who will design, refine and test Q during 2015. The initiative will then launch more widely in 2016, with an aim to recruit 5,000 participants by 2020.