Innovation News and Resources

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


Networks nurture the growth of great frontline ideas

The role of AHSNs in bottom-up change


Remove the glass ceiling for undervalued staff

Why the NHS must do more to close the gender gap


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


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

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The coming together of community

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

Chief executive of NHSX to speak at HSJ virtual summit

NHSX chief executive Matthew Gould will speak about priorities for the digitisation of the NHS at the upcoming HSJ digital strategy virtual summit.


NHSX: All NHS must have shared care records in a year

All England’s health economies should have a shared care record in place by September next year, according to NHSX boss Matthew Gould.

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£40m cost of new covid-19 contact tracing app revealed

Up to £25m will be spent funding the new contact tracing app, while another £4m was spent on the defunct NHSX app, health officials have confirmed.

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Babylon claims unfair treatment after ‘unique’ funding bid rejected

Digital GP provider Babylon Health has hit out at what it says is unfair treatment and an NHS “system problem” which is blocking innovation, after commissioners rejected its latest bid for costs reimbursement.

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Exclusive: Government covid ‘strategy’ aims at ‘10 million tests per day’

The government wants to expand covid-19 testing 30-fold to 10 million tests a day, HSJ has learned.

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National chiefs considering new cyber security ratings for trusts

NHS trusts could be given ratings for the quality of their cyber security under a project run by NHS Digital and the Care Quality Commission.

Vast amounts of data can lead to "information overload"

Exclusive: NHSX to loosen grip over care record boundaries

Health systems will be given more control over developing shared patient records in their area, after an official review highlighted major barriers to progress, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS to aim for net zero carbon ‘well before’ government deadline

The NHS should be able to achieve net zero carbon emissions much earlier than the target set by the UK government, according to the expert in charge of setting out the NHS’s route to environmental sustainability.

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National NHS chiefs plan end to ‘messy’ covid tech deal

The NHS does not intend to renew a national contract with its main video platform provider Attend Anywhere and will instead aim to develop a more pluralistic market, HSJ can reveal.


Prior: use of barcodes should be ‘commonplace in the NHS’

The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.

'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.