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Publications

Innovation and health connected brochure Download

The Innovation Agency is part of the NHS and our role is to spread innovations that improve health and care and generate economic growth.

Communities of practice Download

The Innovation Agency offers communities of practice to individuals in the North West Coast working in health and care who are helping with the spread and adoption of innovations and best practice.

North West Coast Q Kitty Fund Download

The Innovation Agency is providing a fund offering small grants to enable collaborations among Q members in the North West Coast.

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Case Studies

New system reduces medication errors Read More

Use of a new dispensing system for inpatient medication for complex intermediate care patients has demonstrated a reduction in medication errors, reduced time by pharmacy staff to prepare medications for patients and reduced time for drug administration by nursing staff.

The Life Rooms Read More

A new approach to delivering health, wellbeing and community services in Merseyside has seen three new community hubs open in four years with over 80,000 visits.

Keeping lone workers safe in community healthcare Read More

An innovative lone worker device is improving safety for community health workers at an NHS trust in Merseyside – and providing the trust with real time data about the services they provide.

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Podcasts

Clare Mahoney - can social prescribing help tackle the inverse care law? Listen

Clare Mahoney, Senior Transformation Manager Social Model of Health Liverpool CCG, talks about building data capabilities that help us determine whether we are reaching those who are furthest away from care and support.

Kate Hall-Wright - 25 year environment plan mental health programme Listen

Kate Hall-Wright, Policy Adviser Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA), talks about Government

Jo Ward - The Social Prescribing Network and the creative health agenda Listen

Jo Ward, North West Social Prescribing Network Co-Chair, talks about social prescribing and arts and culture.

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Videos

Professor Tony Marson re Connected Health Cities Watch

Professor Tony Marson of the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust describes the challenges and aspirations for improving clinical pathways through Connected Health Cities, by creating learning healthcare systems. Prof Marson is the clinical lead for unplanned seizure admissions. More information here: https://www.connectedhealthcities.org/connected-health-cities/north-west-coast/

Doug Hopkins on how Salaso’s physio films boost patient confidence Watch

Salaso have developed a suite of online physio videos to increase patient confidence in, commitment to and compliance with rehab exercises. Salaso physio videos reduce clinical variation and improve rehab and recovery. Doug says the Innovation Agency helped the company in building relations with the right people in the health service.

Nick Gray of UKDI describes his pioneering stretcher Watch

UKDI produces the Recovery +. This lightweight, three-part foldable stretcher is made from plastic and is designed to provide a range of safe options to respond to planned and unplanned emergencies. It has now been in NHS operational use for nearly two years with very positive reviews. Nick said the Innovation Agency helped the company make contact with the appropriate figures in the NHS to promote the product.