Innovation

Innovation has a vital role to play if the NHS is to continue to improve outcomes for patients and deliver value for money. The challenge for the NHS is to achieve the systematic adoption and spread of innovation – it is therefore crucial that best practice, innovative ways of working and new technologies are not only identified and adopted locally; but are shared and spread across the NHS.

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Information sharing challenge funding to help develop digital services announced

Local NHS organisations could be awarded funding to develop new digital services that improve patient care and can be used to share information more easily across the NHS announced today. … Read more → – Information sharing challenge funding to help develop digital services announced

NICE technology appraisals included in local formularies from 2013

Innovation Health and Wealth introduced a NICE Compliance Regime for technology appraisals. The aim is to support patient access to NICE approved medicines and technologies. Formularies have an important role … Read more → – NICE technology appraisals included in local formularies from 2013

Apply now for the 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Funds

The 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) is now open for applications. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to develop new, innovative approaches to health and care, actively … Read more → – Apply now for the 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Funds

Winners of the second round of innovation challenges announced

Last night the winners of the second round of innovation challenges were announced and included prizes for an early detection of cancer programme, improvements in turnaround times for cancer tests … Read more → – Winners of the second round of innovation challenges announced

Expressions of interest to create academic health science networks sought

Expressions of interest are sought to create an academic health science network (AHSNs) . The goal of AHSN’s will be to improve patient and population health outcomes by translating research into practice and developing and implementing integrated health care systems. Read more → – Expressions of interest to create academic health science networks sought

Procurement call for evidence

A call for evidence on how procurement in the NHS can be transformed is issued today. Views and contributions are being sought from the NHS, industry, other government departments, the academic, … Read more → – Procurement call for evidence

NHS Patient Feedback Challenge uses online crowdsourcing to collect ideas and support projects

The recently launched NHS Patient Feedback Challenge, run by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, is using new ways of working to share, spread and implement the measurement and … Read more → – NHS Patient Feedback Challenge uses online crowdsourcing to collect ideas and support projects