Innovation doesn't happen in a vacuum. Great ideas can (& do) come from all corners of the NHS & you are probably already involved!
What is innovation & what does it look like?
Innovation is about finding new, better or more effective ways of solving problems.
In health & social care this usually relates to:
- an identified need
- a process
- a new pathway
- a new medical technology or device
•Platforms & Apps •Clinical guidelines & checklists •Pathway redesign •Training material •Pharmaceutical •Genome sequencing •Wearable sensors •Portable technology •Surgical devices
Where do I find support?
•Innovation Manager •Service Improvement Team •Local AHSN •NHS England – CoLab portal, Clinical Entrepreneur Programme •NIHR – Research Design Service •Professional networking events & conferences
Where can I find funding?
There are lots of funding streams available, here are a few good places to start.