Around 70 frontline NHS staff from across the Oxford AHSN region have been part of the ‘Innovating in healthcare settings’ programme since its launch in 2016. The next course starts in February 2018.
The scope has been extended to include managing change as well as adopting innovation. Participants now include commissioners, managers and others, as well as clinicians.
The unique free programme aims to lead to better patient care and improved cost-effectiveness for the NHS. Innovations developed on the programme include:
- enabling independence on a hip fracture unit
- reducing infection following caesarean section
- implementing pneumatic compression device for stroke patients.
The programme comprises two modules totaling 12 full days over a year. It was established by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network with Bucks New University, with funding from Health Education England Thames Valley, and is delivered at the Bucks New University High Wycombe campus.
- Read more about the ‘Adopting innovation and managing change in healthcare settings’ programme here