Beyond the Fragments: scaling NHS change

Martha Hampson
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 5:43pm

At Innovation Unit we talk a lot about scale: what are the systems and cultures that allow great practice and ideas to spread, and how do we create them? NHS Change Day has demonstrated that there are fantastic innovations, activities and services happening within the NHS across the country (see the Change Day website for some great examples of this work in action, and our own ‘10 Ideas for Health’...

Power to the people - our hopes for patient driven change in the NHS

Francesca Cignola
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 1:51pm

Today, we’ve blogged already about how working together at local levels of collaboration creates a culture of better, lower cost, more personalised support for those who use wellbeing and physical health services within the NHS. Great new initiatives like NHS Change Day help us highlight that yes, it is possible to do something better together.

So now it’s time to go even deeper. What does it take for people - and by people we mean service...

Let's do something better together - localism in the NHS

Tom Beresford
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 11:33am

The challenges facing the NHS are laid out in front of us in the news on an almost daily basis. Whether its the exponential growth of an already aging population, or the seemingly endless programme of austerity, the horizon seems a constant gloomy prospect. But perhaps what isn’t made quite as apparent on the front pages of the papers is the emergence of radically new and creative ideas around what the future NHS landscape might look like, and better yet, how such a landscape could actively improve a system of support that is craving a culture of innovation.