Innovation in Practice
- NESTA Innovation Unit (2012), "Working toward people powered health: insights from practitioners"
- NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes: breakthrough challenges (diabetes; stroke; dementia). Apply anytime
- Nesta - The Innovation Fund has £14 million supporting innovative ventures and programmes
RCN Frontline First campaign
The RCN is gathering evidence to show that innovative nurses on the frontline are not only being more productive; that is, making efficiency savings and still providing quality care: many nurses are in fact enhancing the quality of the care and services they provide as they redesign more cost effective services and develop new models of care. Tell the RCN about your frontline innovations through the Frontline First campaign website.
Website: RCN Frontline First campaign.
As part of the RCN’s Frontline First campaign, nurses have submitted innovations that they have implemented, so that we can celebrate and record all the great work being done by nurses. The following is a growing list of some of these innovations: we call them "lightbulb innovations".
Website: Lightbulb innovations
Inaugural RCN Frontline First Innovation Award 2011
Details of the winner and two runners-up from the Inaugural RCN Frontline First Innovation Award 2011
Return on Investment
The RCN is working in partnership with the Office for Public Management (OPM) to calculate 'return on investment' on nurse-led innovations
Website: Return on Investment
We have identified various resources you may find of interest around innovations in practice
Website: Useful resources
Good practice examples
This section of the innovations in practice website provides examples of good practice
Website: Good practice examples
Papers, research, reports
Within this section we have put papers, research and reports which you may find of interest.
Website: Papers, research, reports