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Innovation in the NHS Workshop (19 April)
Tue 19 April 2016, 10:00 – 14:00 BST
Through a two year embedded evaluation commissioned by the Department of Health Policy Research programme, RAND Europe and the University of Manchester are working with regional health economies and national stakeholders to help develop specific and actionable recommendations for the NHS, on how to better innovate to respond to demands for productivity and high quality care. You are invited to take part in a workshop on 19 April 2016 at UCLPartners, 170 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7HA from 9.00 – 14.00 (tbc) as the first part of an embedded evaluation of your regional health economy, and we hope that you can contribute to this important work.
The workshop will lay the foundation for a bespoke case-study of health innovation in our region, and help target further evaluation activities (e.g. interviews) which ultimately seek to provide practical and pragmatic lessons on the actions stakeholders can take to improve innovation for patient benefit, across our regions of activity.
Through the workshop, RAND Europe hope to establish a mutual understanding of the issues you think are important to reflect in the course of the overall study.
More specifically, the workshop will help:
- Establish a shared understanding of how innovation (development, adoption, diffusion) works in practice, in our professional contexts and regions of activity
- Reflect your experiences and views on ‘big ticket’ issues that affect healthcare innovation in your context, and its impact on patients and on the productivity and quality of NHS care.
- Share your perspectives on best practice for supporting innovation activity in your region
- Refine the questions/issues to examine in our evaluation, based on your experiences and your needs for evidence
Benefits from participating
The workshop itself is intended to provide an opportunity key people in the region to engage with RAND Europe, to discuss and assess how best to support innovation across the health care system. It will also help facilitate further dialogue and networks for impact from innovation on NHS productivity and quality of care. RAND will also use the workshop to help shape the national study and will provide interim feedback on emerging learning focused our regions of activity specifically, in Autumn/Winter 2016.
Your participation is greatly appreciated and important for reflecting a rounded perspective on innovation in our region. As there are a limited number of spaces available, please confirm your ability by registering through this site. Further details will be sent out closer to the date.