What is a Student Quality Ambassador?

Quality Ambassadors (SQAs) act as ambassadors and champions of care both within NHS and non-NHS placements. They are empowered to promote good practice by challenging standards of care within the workplace and by suggesting areas for improvement. SQAs work alongside, and liaise with, Trust staff including Directors of Nursing, Quality Leads and Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), students, and service users/patients and carers; as well as showcasing student innovation projects within trusts. The SQAs have placements in NHS and non NHS organisations across the North West of England and Wales.

ThisĀ video explains the SQA role and some of the achievements of the SQAs.

The leaflet and role profile provide further information about the SQA initiative.

SQA leaflet

SQA role profile 2018