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

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Contract error leaves tech chiefs ‘scrabbling’ to fix struggling vaccination IT

Problems with a major vaccination IT system across England are occurring because the NHS greatly under-estimated the amount of data which would need to be processed, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts told to treat more covid-19 patients at home

Hospitals should ramp up their treatment of covid-19 patients at home to free up more beds during the peak of the pandemic, under plans announced by NHS England/Improvement.

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Exclusive: NHS and care home staff may miss covid-19 vaccine because of tech oversight

NHS and care home staff may be wrongfully excluded from the covid-19 vaccination programme because of an IT oversight, HSJ has learned.

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NHSE explores procuring single HR and payroll system for entire service

A single tech platform for administrative data could be put in place across the entire NHS in a bid to improve the health service’s management and analytics.

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Pandemic delays national efforts to transform primary care IT

National efforts to end a reliance by GPs on just two major IT companies have been stymied by the pandemic, HSJ has learned.

NHSX chief: Regions to get central funding for shared care records

Central funding will be available to help health economies develop shared care records by next September, according to NHSX chief executive Matthew Gould.

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‘Radical’ expansion of diagnostic capacity urgently needed, claims NHSE report

The NHS must make ‘radical changes’ to transform its diagnostics capacity, which was close to ‘tipping point’ even before the pandemic, a major report has found.


NHS to become ‘world’s first carbon net zero national health system’

The NHS has been set a target of becoming carbon net zero by 2040 and cutting harmful emission reductions by 80 per cent over the next 12 years.

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.

'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.