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Innovation into Action - Supporting delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View
 

Innovation into Action provides a snapshot of the wide variety of innovation activities and system-wide partnerships underway across the NHS to support the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View.  It offers some examples of the ways in which these different initiatives are being deployed together to make a bigger difference in supporting innovation across the healthcare system.

As described in the foreword, supporting innovation across the healthcare system is more important than ever, and will be central to securing transformation and improved patient outcomes.

There are many and diverse NHS innovation programmes, but each has in common a strong connection to the NHS Five Year Forward View’s core principles, which are:

  • Closing the health gap
  • Closing the care and quality gap
  • Closing the funding and efficiency gap.

Innovation into Action describes some of these initiatives and NHS England’s plans to build on the progress so far.  Healthcare innovation is constant, from single devices transforming patients’ experience of are, through to large-scale projects which reimagine the way in which treatment itself is delivered. Click on the initiatives detailed in the list below for further information. To download a PDF of the full brochure click on the link below.

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Academic Health Science Networks

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have been set up with a clear purpose: accelerate the adoption anad diffusion of evidence based innovation in the NHS for the benefit of patients and for...

care.data

Routinely collecting and linking GP and hospital data will increase understanding about the long-term effectiveness of clinical interventions, such as vaccination programmes.

Clinical Entrepreneurs

The Clinician Entrepreneurs programme, launched at the Health and Care Innovation EXPO by the programme sponsor Sir Bruce Keogh will enable clinical staff to develop their technological and...

Code4Health

Significant momentum has been achieved in the NHS Open Source initiative which has led to a number of software products for use in the NHS, including systems for Electronic Patient Records,...

Commissioning through Evaluation (CtE)

The CtE programme enables patients to access promising new treatments which are not routinely commissioned, whilst new data is collected within a formal evaluation programme, potentially leading to...

Continuing Clinical Innovation Scheme

NHS England is supporting a new scheme to allow clinical staff to record innovation and improvement activity they are involved in as a routine part of their CPD.

Continuing Clinical Innovation Scheme

NHS England is supporting a new scheme to allow clinical staff to record innovation and improvement activity they are involved in as a routine part of their continuing professional development (CPD).

Digital Primary Care: Driving digital adoption through maturity assurance and operating framework

Digital Primary Care Services enable patients to routinely use a variety of digital communications and technologies in order to access their own health and care records, and other health...

Friends and Family Test

In August 2015, the Friends and Family Test (FFT) achieved the milestone of having collected 10 million examples of feedback from patients.

Innovation Challenge Prize

The NHS Innovation Challenge Prize encourage, recognise, reward and celebrate front line innovation and drive spread and adoption of these innovations across the NHS.

Other relevant initiatives 

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Road map link

Five Year Forward View 

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Five Year Forward View document link