The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future: An independent report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Health Education England

Within 20 years, 90% of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills. Staff will need to be able to navigate a data-rich healthcare environment. All staff will need digital and genomics literacy. This Review is about both

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2018: Health 2040: Better Health Within Reach – Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officers annual report, this year the focus is on discussing: health as the nation’s primary asset the health environment we live in and build together using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone effective planning for the future

Taking the value-based agenda forward: The five essential components of value-based approaches to health and care – NHS Confederation

This paper explores how we can spread the adoption of value-based healthcare across all parts of the system and ensure that we maximise the benefits for  those who use NHS and wider services.  It explores key characteristics which we believe can

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

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

FolksLab toolkit guide – NHS England

This guide provides and overview of how the FolksLab toolkit works to help staff in health and care system run effective and practical workshops. A FolksLab seeks to bring different approaches to problem-solving and sharing, providing a creative opportunity for participants to: Discuss topics

Always Events: Evaluation Phase 4: Scale-up and spread – Picker

Always Events are aspects of the patient experience that are so important to patients and family members that health care providers must aim to perform them consistently for every individual, every time. The aim of this report is to detail the

Event In The Tent Initiative Enhances Staff Engagement – NHS Employers

Improvement in staff engagement using the innovative Event in the Tent, learning from staff about how to resolve workplace issues and develop quality services at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It took the concept of the big conversation

A theoretical framework for the DSI index – European Commission

DSISCALE (branded externally as DSI4EU) aims to support policy makers, funders and, most importantly, practitioners to grow and scale digital social innovation (DSI) in Europe and to harness the power of people and technology to tackle some of Europe’s biggest social challenges.  It

Lean document processes: Building a faster, more efficient, cost-effective flow of information – MDI Group and Canon America

Calls for a controlled standardised document workflow to increase efficiency and productivity. This will reduce print costs by reducing the needs of a ‘print everything culture’.

Patient experience improvement framework – NHS Improvement

An evidence-based framework centred around Care Quality Commission key themes to enable board and senior teams in providers to continuously improve the experience of patients. It brings together the characteristics of trusts that consistently improve patient experience and enables them

Our Digital Future – Healthier Lancashire And South Cumbria

The ‘Our Digital Future’ Strategy outlines a number of shared principles for developing digital solutions between the partners of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, which includes hospital trusts, NHS organisations and Local Authorities. The strategy covers five inter-connected themes to improve

Hot Topic: Effective Networks – eWIN

This hot topic outlines what the evidence says about leading and participating in effective networks in health and care environments. It will look at what is meant by a network and the difference between networks and communities of practice; what should be

Can government stop losing its mind?: How network thinking can help us record, find and use what we need – Nesta

This Nesta report sets out how the public sector could benefit from a federated, data-driven approach: one that provides greater power to its leaders, benefits its participants and users, and improves performance through better use of, and structured access to,

Research and Development funding across government: Thirty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Identifies that the government lacks a clear plan to meet their research investment target and also highlights concerns over impact of Brexit, leadership effectiveness and safeguarding of benefits. It finds that research in the health sector is well-coordinated but the Department for

Tough Task: The NHS delivering for patients and staff in 2018/19 – NHS Providers

Based on a survey of NHS trust leaders, this report reveals widespread scepticism about the ability of the service to meet performance and financial targets in 2018/19. It argues that patients’ experience of care will continue to fall below the

Against the Odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS – The Innovation Unit and The Health Foundation

This report explores what it takes to scale innovation successfully in the NHS.  To do so it used case studies of 10 innovations.  It identifies commons themes: Building demand through existing networks and narratives Using evidence to build demand Balancing fidelity, quality and adaptability

Developing People Improving Care Together: one year on – NHS England

One year on from the launch of the Developing People- Improving Care, we highlight how leaders across health and social care have implemented the framework.  This involves ensuring systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement, are at the core of the health

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 – Nesta

This report maps out how employment is likely to change in the future – including the implications for skills – and anticipates a number of new occupations.  The report finds: Around one-tenth of the workforce are in occupations that are likely

Enabling change through communities of practice – National Voices

Communities of practice facilitate peer-based, collaborative learning between people with shared interests. Communities often form around entrenched, complex problem-areas for which there are likely to be multiple solutions or approaches – the kinds of ‘wicked issues’1 that benefit from being considered from