Would you like to be able to increase the scale and pace of the spread and adoption of innovations and improvement to aid recovery? A new NHSEI publication produced by the NHS Horizons team: ‘Leading the Spread and Adoption of Innovation and Improvement: A Practical Guide’ is now available to help you achieve this.
Why we need this Guide
Enabling spread and adoption of innovation and improvement in our complex, inter-dependent world is difficult. The NHS is a complex adaptive system, continually changing and adapting, which means we cannot completely understand it simply by knowing about the individual components. Many innovations are complicated or complex, so their spread and adoption in this context is not a simple predictable, process.
We know much about what helps and hinders spread and adoption but applying these insights to our complex practice is a challenge.
What this Guide offers
This Guide offers seven interconnected principles and a way of leading to apply them in practice, developed from knowledge and experience. The practical tools and methods, and case studies pages will help you apply these to your work along with the further information pages which provide a depth of detail and knowledge.
The content is practice focused; it has been tested via multiple presentations and prototype demonstrations at local, regional and national levels and modified based on the feedback shared with us. We send our thanks to the many people in the NHS and beyond who have given their time and expertise to share their feedback.
Who the Guide is for
This web publication is aimed at system leaders, local and national, in all sectors particularly leaders of large-scale change and those with responsibility and interest in increasing the spread and adoption of innovation in practice.
Where the Guide will be helpful
This Guide is applicable for all levels; local, regional and national, and settings where the spread and adoption of complex change is needed. They sit alongside and support existing activities e.g. programmes, such as the NHS Innovation Accelerator, organisations, e.g. AHSNs, and models, such as the NHS Change model and can be used to inform planned and existing work.
We would love to hear your feedback about the guide, and how you will use it. Send a tweet to @DianeKetley @HorizonsNHS #nhsspread. If you prefer email, get in touch at England.email@example.com.
More information on the seven spread and adoption principles and system convening is available on the NHS Horizons website.