Innovation resources

Ebooks

Thinking Differently Guide from NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement -This book is a practical, introductory guide to thinking differently. It is not a comprehensive blueprint nor is it designed to make you an expert in thinking. But it will get you started on a journey of thinking differently, and therefore doing things differently, that we hope continues well into your future. [Last checked: 03/07/17]

Journals

European Journal of Innovation Management  – This Journal publishes research on all aspects of innovation management in organizational contexts.  Full text is not available via NHS Open Athens but we can get articles through our Inter Library Loans service.

BMJ Innovations – is a peer reviewed online journal that publishes basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of medical innovations (Open Access).

Videos

The Edge Walkers podcasts  – Series 2 podcasts interviews individuals who challenge current thinking and processes within health and social care with the aim of making major breakthroughs and positive change. [Last checked: 03/07/17]

Academy of Fabulous Stuff– A repository of inspirational ideas for NHS innovations and ideas

Websites

NHS England- Innovation portal – Find NHS England innovation activity

LifeQI – a web software platform built to support and manage quality improvement work in health and social care.

Innovation Management .org  Decision-Making-Solutions.com was created to bring the benefits of decision research to everyone

NHS Improvement Hub – gives access to improvement tools, resources and ideas from across the health sector.

Leadership Information Resource – This is the website of the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Library & Knowledge Service [NWAS LKS].

The Health Foundation –  Improvement projects, tools, resources

NHS Employers– provide practical advice and information, and generate opportunities to network and share knowledge and best practice.

Nesta – is a global innovation foundation

Agency for Clinical Innovation – Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare.

Igniting Innovations Resource Hub –  You can find useful documents, reports, publications, case studies

The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff – The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff is an opportunity to turn dreams into action

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – Topic Gateway  series no:38 includes a basic definition, a brief overview and a fuller explanation of practical application. [Last checked: 03/07/17]

Innovation Management.org

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, managing innovation effectively has become an essential requirement for staying competitive. Long term sustainability for a business may be determined by a company’s ability to competently direct innovation resources to address a constantly changing market and economic environment. [Last checked: 03/07/17]

Reports

The journey so far, connecting improvement across UK- insights and progress three years on – This report published by the Health Education England shares the progress and learning from this initiative three years in, summarising the key messages of interest. [Last checked: 28/09/18]

The spread chanllenge, How to support the sucessful uptake of innovations and improvement in health care – This report  investigates the factors affecting the successful uptake of innovations in healthcare. [Last checked: 28/09/18]

A year of integrated care systems, reviewing the journey so farThis Kings Fund report aims to understand how Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are developing, and identify emerging lessons for local systems and national policy-makers. [Last checked: 09/02/18]

Against the odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS  –  This report published  by the Innovation Unit and the Health Foundation calls for new approaches to scaling tried and tested health care innovations. It highlights the need to create the right conditions to spread these successfully across the NHS. [Last checked: 09/02/18]

Undertaking an information needs assessment: a practice guide (UK Health Forum) –Information and evidence that public health practitioners require to inform their work can be difficult and time consuming to find. By conducting INAs, knowledge and library services can ensure their services are fitting user needs, address barriers to information access and use the results to support service developments. The toolkit has been designed to be simple to use and enables people to build their own assessment by selecting questions from the ready made question bank. [Last checked: 03/07/17]

Transforming health care through collaboration– This report published by nesta innovation foundation explores the ways that companies, governments and researchers around the world are collaborating to improve the innovation process in health, from the way that problems are identified to how new products and services are created and then adopted by providers of healthcare.  [Last checked: 10/07/17]

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