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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

Jigsaw puzzle

Live Q&A: integrated care Subscription

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

Girls skipping with two ropes

Human behaviour and innovation in the NHSSubscription

Why new ways to promote innovation in the NHS are essential

Older woman with nurse

Best of 2012: long-term conditions

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

A big pile of paperwork

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

Computer keyboard

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

Value in Healthcare Awards trophy

Shortlist for HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards revealedSubscription

The shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards has been announced.

Researcher using microscope

Outgoing network chair calls for AHSNs to be sparedSubscription

The departing chair of the body representing academic health science networks has called for them to be spared in an upcoming review.

Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones: ‘Only the strongest vanguards will get extra funding’Subscription

Next year’s transformation funding to support new models of care will be prioritised to vanguard sites where planning and leadership have won the confidence of national leaders.


£400m of transformation fund ‘ringfenced’ for tech boost Subscription

At least £400m of NHS transformation funding has been “ringfenced” for technology projects, NHS England’s digital lead has said.

Test tubes

HSJ backs healthcare science awards

The contribution of healthcare scientists is to be recognised in the annual Chief Scientific Officer Awards. This year the awards are being supported by HSJ in recognition of the vital role healthcare scientists play in meeting the NHS’s quality, safety and efficiency priorities.

Simon Stevens

Stevens to launch NHS innovation push at DavosSubscription

Seven projects have been awarded “NHS innovation test bed” status under a flagship programme designed to bring together innovative technologies and the NHS, and integrate them to speed up their impact.

Tech illustration

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

Electronic records

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.

Money, cash and notes

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.

'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.