Innovation News and Resources

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

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Networks nurture the growth of great frontline ideas

The role of AHSNs in bottom-up change

Equality

Remove the glass ceiling for undervalued staff

Why the NHS must do more to close the gender gap

Computers

Ten ways to get the most from your IT system

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

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Live Q&A: integrated care

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

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Human behaviour and innovation in the NHS

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

Telehealth

Using telecare as a catalyst for change

How to bring technology to the mainstream

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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

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The coming together of community

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

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NHSE director acting as commercial chief a year after first advert

An NHS England director is currently acting as the NHS’s chief commercial officer in an interim capacity — a year after the role was first advertised — it has emerged.

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Trust and telecoms giant may use patient phone data to predict crises

A Spanish corporation and an NHS trust are researching whether patients’ mobile data could be used to predict mental health crises.

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National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.

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AI trial delivers “really impressive” reduction in A&E demand

Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.

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Number of primary care IT suppliers to quadruple

GPs are set to receive IT services from a much broader pool of suppliers after more than 50 new companies successfully bid to be on a major framework.

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NHSX chief: NHS has ‘not made it easy’ to adopt new tech

The NHS has “not made it easy” to spread new technology across the healthcare system, according to NHSX’s chief executive.

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NHS England sets playing field for digital GP providers

Digital-first GP providers will have to set up a clinic in most localities where they have patients, and will be denied entry to areas which already have enough doctors, under new rules adopted by NHS England.

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NHSE to create ‘innovation greenhouse’

Integrated care systems will have easier access to the latest technology under NHS England’s plans to refresh its flagship purchasing vehicle, which is used by trusts to buy technology services.

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‘Smart’ pump overdoses spark national safety probe

A national safety investigation has been launched into the NHS’ use of so-called ‘smart pumps’ after three patients received an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl.

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Trusts to get ‘cutting-edge’ cyber security upgrades after £40m deal

NHS Digital has signed a £40m deal with a multinational technology company in a bid to improve NHS trusts’ cyber security with “cutting-edge technology”.

'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.