Enabling change through communities of practice: Wellbeing Our Way

National Voices, June 2017

In June 2014, National Voices set out to explore and test how communities of practice could facilitate the spread of large-scale change across England’s voluntary sector working for health and wellbeing.

This report reflects on their experiences over the last 3 years, and in the spirit of communities of practice, aims to share reflections in order that others can use the learning.

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Towards affordable healthcare: why effective innovation is key

International Longevity Centre, June 2017

This report finds that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not doing enough with the tools at its disposal. Given the challenging financial climate facing the NHS, this report showcases how health care innovations currently employed at home and abroad could increase productivity and reduce costs.

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From healthcare to homecare: the critical role of 5G in healthcare transformation

Ericsson, June 2017

This report reveals consumer insights into the impact of 5G on the future of health care and its transformation across preventative, routine, and post-operative care. It argues that the next generation of mobile networks will enable the move of care closer to home and greater patient access to data.

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Pioneering venture launched to help solve ‘capital finance conundrum’

NHS Confederation, February 2017

A pioneering new initiative is set to radically transform NHS organisations’ ability to tap into local economic opportunities.

The Local Growth Academy, an exciting cross-sectoral venture, has been launched to help NHS organisations understand how to access the new and emerging finance mechanisms determining local infrastructure planning…

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Accelerated access review: final report

Department of Health, October 2016

This report sets out recommendations on how patients could get quicker access to innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments, and medical technologies. It argues that streamlined processes could bring forward patient access to drugs by up to four years and patients will benefit from quicker access to medical technologies too. The report will help the NHS to provide the best care to patients, use funds more effectively, and create the conditions to help the life sciences industry continue to thrive.

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Healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator

NHS England, July 2016

National and international healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), with the deadline for applications at 5pm on Monday 1 August 2016.

The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking evidence-based innovations which improve health outcomes and give patients access to the latest products, services and technology at lower cost. This year it is looking for innovations that address one or more of three population health challenges: prevention, earlier interventions, and long term condition management.

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Patients set to benefit through fresh boost to innovation

NHS England, 15 July 2015

More than £150,000 will be awarded to new ideas to address England’s biggest healthcare challenges in the first wave of this year’s NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes.

The Challenge is part of a broader drive to embed innovation across the NHS which includes the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Test Bed programmes, the vanguard sites around the New Models of Care and the Health and Care Innovation Expo in September…

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