Putting Innovation into Practice

‘Innovation is an idea, service, practice or product, new to health and care, or applied in a new way, which creates a step change improvement in quality of care ’

Innovation Agency (2016)

Putting Innovation into Practice (PIP) is a resource for health and care innovators and quality improvers.  It has been developed by the Innovation Agency and draws directly from evidence and experience from the team, the Innovation Scouts, as well as our other partners across the health and care system in the North West Coast.

PIP can be used by health and care professionals who want to discover more about what they can do to innovate and how they can develop their skills further. PIP is a guide which you access at any point, depending on your stage in the innovation journey.

Ideas – how to generate and find good ideas and understanding the impact of organisational culture on innovation

Evidence – finding and assessing evidence of need, and impact of proposed ideas

Implement – managing and measuring change for improvement

Evaluation – deciding whether to continue or discontinue an intervention

Adoption & Diffusion – making it the way we do things and spreading at scale and pace

Success – sharing and celebrating success

PIP is a guide for health and care service innovators to explore, each part can be accessed in any order depending on what point in the innovation journey you are.

We welcome your feedback on the content of PIP, please email scouts@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk

Please note: the content for PIP is taken largely from open source information available online; we cannot be responsible for content validity on external websites.