The spread challenge: How to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care

The Health Foundation, September 2018

Health Foundation report considering:

  • The challenges facing the NHS in improving the uptake of new ideas and practices, and the need for new approaches when developing national and local programmes to support the spread of innovation.
  • It highlights why health care improvement programmes need to be designed in more sophisticated ways if ambitions to improve health care services are to be realised.
  • Health care improvement is not only about finding innovative solutions to the challenges facing the health service, but also how to ensure these solutions are taken up successfully across the NHS. Challenging traditional ways of thinking, the report argues that programmes to spread innovation and improvement should support those adopting an idea developed elsewhere, as well as innovators.

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