Nurturing a culture of innovation Blog by Haku Bhatt

9 June 2021

Adopting and diffusing innovation across the system must form the foundation of a strategy to meet the demands we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Culture Camp: Learning to live with friction and discomfort Blog by Juliette Kumar

7 April 2021

COVID-19 has impacted on how we live and work and so we ask: ‘What do we need to do now to create the culture in our organisations and across our systems that keeps people resilient, connected, and innovative?’  


The invisible tipping point Blog by Dr Bina Rawal

24 September 2020

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point’ he states, “Ideas and products and messages and behaviours spread like viruses do,” which is a truly insightful observation.


Leaving with pride – last words from Liz Blog by Dr Liz Mear

23 September 2020

After seven and a half productive and happy years at the Innovation Agency, I am moving on to be the Managing Director of Leeds Academic Health Partnership. This is a similar role to my current one and I applied for it as I have a passion for working in collaboration with partners to achieve better health and well-being for the people we serve.


How PIES helped to improve understanding about data sharing Blog by Debbie Parkinson

21 September 2020

Before working in the NHS, I always presumed patients’ medical records were stored on computers for all health professionals to view, until a visit to A&E taught me otherwise.


Using digital technology to support vulnerable residents during lockdown Blog by Tayeb Mirza

18 August 2020

As a supervisor for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, I normally help residents with their council tax and benefits enquiries in person or over the phone at our contact centre based in the old town hall.


Seven lessons from digital transformation during COVID-19 Blog by Caroline Kenyon

12 August 2020

Personal stories told to the Innovation Agency about switching to digital ways of working in the eye of the COVID-19 storm reveal ingenuity, flexibility – and pride.


How digital solutions saved our skin during Covid19 Blog by Dr Faisal Ali

31 July 2020

As a consultant dermatologist I was already interested in innovation but the sudden onset of COVID-19 made it happen sooner rather than later.


Visors, ventilators – and innovation Blog by Dr Elliot Street

23 July 2020

After receiving SBRI funding we have been working for the last 18 months on a laparoscopic simulator, the  LapAR™, which combines a box trainer set with the high fidelity of a virtual reality system, it is completely unique.


Neonatal telemedicine: Dr Chris Dewhurst Blog by Dr Chris Dewhurst

20 July 2020

Liverpool is unique for neonatal services because babies are born in one hospital, Liverpool Women’s, but if they need specialist services those are provided in a different hospital, Alder Hey. We have been working to develop a neonatal unit on the Alder Hey site for the last several years with a plan to open the unit in 2022/3.


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