The report, Innovation Health and Wealth: accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS, sets out a delivery agenda for spreading innovation at pace and scale throughout the NHS.
The NHS is recognised as a world leader at invention, however sometimes the best ideas fail to achieve widespread use in the NHS as adoption has been slow. Now more than ever before, innovation has a vital role to play if it is to continue to improve outcomes for patients and deliver value for money.
Innovation must be encouraged and nurtured. Designing and implementing change will need all parts of the health and social care system to plan and improve together. This report requires all NHS organisations to build the actions set out into their planning processes, for 2012/13.
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Below you can download a short summary of the key actions for the NHS from the recent DH Innovation guidance document which might help Providers and Commissionersas part of their commissioning discussions and innovation programme planning and so forth.
Commissioners need to work with providers to ensure that identifiable and measureable progress is made in 2012/13 on the six High Impact Innovations in order to pre-qualify for CQUINS in 2013/14.
National working groups are being set up to address each of the key actions specified in the Innovation Health and Wealth document.
Also below is a draft document that SHA colleagues in NHS South of England have developed to support early discussions on how the High Impact Innovations might be measured.