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Innovation News and Resources

The latest healthcare innovation news and resources and a series of innovation webchats


Networks nurture the growth of great frontline ideasSubscription

The role of AHSNs in bottom-up change


Remove the glass ceiling for undervalued staffSubscription

Why the NHS must do more to close the gender gap

Illustration about staff motivation

How to cure the symptoms of staff underperformanceSubscription

How to manage and motivate people


Ten ways to get the most from your IT systemSubscription

A look at why IT projects fail and how to realise the benefits

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Live Q&A: integrated care Subscription

Post your questions for experts from the King’s Fund and National Voices

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Human behaviour and innovation in the NHSSubscription

Why new ways to promote innovation in the NHS are essential

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Best of 2012: long-term conditions

Long-term conditions is the subject of this selection of best practice content

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Paper-lite and beyond

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust is a pioneer in the shift from paper-based to electronic records


Using telecare as a catalyst for change

How to bring technology to the mainstream


Going digital

The NHS is driving digital in order to improve public services

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The race to get the NHS online

Online records and electronic appointment booking are goals of a patient-empowered NHS

Doctor and data

The coming together of community

The movement of data is key to service improvements in the community

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Analysis: NHS’s digital plans won’t fly without funding boost and cultural shiftSubscription

Why ‘digital footprint’ groups must have upfront cash and a cultural change if they are to succeed

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Public do not trust NHS with personal data, admits health secretarySubscription

The public do not trust the NHS to look after personal health information, the health secretary admitted at the HSJ annual lecture on Thursday evening.

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Digital health expert to carry out ‘Berwick review’ of NHSSubscription

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a review by international digital health guru Robert Wachter on how the NHS can become a world leading digital health system will be as pivotal to the NHS as Don Berwick’s review on patient safety.

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Funding pressures are threatening NHS innovation, ministers warnedSubscription

Efforts to develop and spread the use of innovative drugs and technologies in the NHS could be threatened by ‘unprecedented’ funding pressure, a government commissioned review has warned.

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Monitor director: Using existing tech better could save trusts moneySubscription

Trusts could save money by making better use of their existing technology, according to Monitor’s first executive director of provider sustainability.

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New medical innovation bill ‘potentially dangerous’, warn royal collegesSubscription

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has set out ‘real concerns’ over a private member’s bill that seeks to promote access to innovative medical treatments.

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Is urgent action on health service digitisation 'a moral imperative'?Subscription

Civica to donate £5 to charity for every completed survey

Women glass ceiling

HSJ launches Women Leaders networkSubscription

The work of women in the NHS is to be promoted later this month when HSJ, in association with NHS Employers, launches the Women Leaders network at the Trades Union Congress. 

Samantha Jones

Exclusive: Vanguards urged to quickly become ‘battering ram of change’Subscription

The urgent and emergency care vanguards are the ‘battering ram of change’ and should quickly test new ideas to be replicated nationally, the director of NHS England’s new care models programme has said.

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NHS Improvement to establish succession plan for top 200 leadersSubscription

The new regulator NHS Improvement will develop a national succession programme for the top 200 provider and commissioner leadership posts in the NHS, including establishing a talent pool.

'The NHS needs a relentless focus on improving quality and productivity, with innovation and prevention connecting and driving them'

NHS chief executive David Nicholson

Innovation Webchat

Innovation webchat

HSJ and the DH hosted a free webchat, led by innovation guru Charles Leadbeater.

Read the transcript to find out about tools for spreading change quickly at low cost.