Sophie is a Project Coordinator helping to deliver a number of projects across Innovation Unit’s extensive portfolio. Most recently Sophie has been supporting Innovation Unit coaches to help scale No Wrong Door across six local authorities in Greater Manchester, as well as organising learning events and coordinating communications for the group ‘adopting’ No Wrong Door.
Sophie has also been part of the team evaluating the Health Foundation’s ‘Q Lab’ in their work to improve the lives of those living with mental health problems and neck and back pain. She has enjoyed researching the ‘Lab’ approach to social innovation, facilitating workshops with the Q Lab team and producing written outputs to help develop their strategy for system change.
Prior to joining IU, Sophie worked as an NHS Medical Secretary at a General Practice, and at a start-up online women’s health publication. Her interest in health is motivated by a belief in thriving communities for positive health and wellbeing outcomes, which is integral to Innovation Unit’s work across the board. She also brings her love of Social Anthropology and critical perspective gained during her Human Social and Political Sciences degree.
Looking ‘under the bonnet’ of No Wrong Door
We’re helping six Greater Manchester local authorities adapt and adopt No Wrong Door – last week they visited North Yorkshire to experience the model first-hand
A new care model for older people
In partnership with PPL, Innovation Unit are working with West London CCG to refine and develop a new integrated care service called My Care, My Way.
Thoughts on the Long Term Plan
In this blog series we explore three priority areas of the NHS Long Term Plan and provide our view on what we think it will take in practice to achieve the ambition it sets out.
In this first instalment, Sarah Dew discusses the importance of scaling solutions that work for people, not conditions.