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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Stevens pledges funds to ‘substitute’ some clinical tasks with AI

NHS providers will receive additional funding to use artificial intelligence to replace clinicians in some services, Simon Stevens has said.


IT boss at trust praised by Hancock leaves over 'excruciating' NHS tech

The chief digital information officer of a trust praised by the health and social care secretary for its IT has left for a private sector job, saying the situation in NHS IT was “excruciating”.

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Minister announces new national innovation 'unit'

A new national “unit” is being established, with its own “chief executive”, to oversee innovation and medicines, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

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NHS app to be mandatory for GPs – NHS England

Connection to the NHS app will become mandatory for all GPs, including those already providing similar digital services, according to NHS England’s digital chief.

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Trusts to be quizzed on levels of research

Trusts will face new questions from Care Quality Commission inspectors on their efforts to involve clinical research in the work of the organisation.

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Merge more health quangos, says Lord O’Shaughnessy

A recently departed health minister has called for the merging of more national health bodies, and said fragmentation at the centre is slowing down much-needed transformation.


Rushed IT framework 'favours incumbent suppliers'

NHS England has been accused of favouring big tech suppliers in its flagship digital provider programme, after companies seeking inclusion were given less than a week to submit comments.

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Tens of millions of patient records to move to Amazon cloud

More than 40 million UK patient records will be shifted onto Amazon Web Services, as part of a wider upgrade by the dominant NHS GP IT supplier.

Vast amounts of data can lead to "information overload"

Artificial intelligence to help CQC spot care failures

Artificial intelligence will help the Care Quality Commission to identify care failures and help target inspections where the risk is highest, HSJ has learned.

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Watchdog rules GP at Hand adverts were misleading

A national watchdog has upheld a series of complaints accusing Babylon Healthcare and GP at Hand of publishing misleading adverts.

'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.