More than 100 frontline NHS staff from across the Oxford AHSN region have benefited from the ‘Innovating in healthcare settings’ programme since its launch in 2016. Four courses have completed, two are ongoing and a seventh is due to start in September 2019.
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 funding from Health Education England. It is delivered at the Bucks New University High Wycombe campus.
- Read more about the ‘Adopting innovation and managing change in healthcare settings’ programme here