Skip to 0 minutes and 21 seconds Hello, my name is Phil Padfield, and I’m the Director of the Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education. Innovation is the process of generating, and then applying, new ideas and ways of working. It is vital if health services are going to rise to the challenge of meeting the healthcare needs of the 21st century. Innovation will lead to greater advancements in preventative healthcare, address health inequalities, improve methods of diagnosis and treatment, and will also allow healthcare professionals to provide a high-quality service that is also cost-effective. Healthcare scientists use their specialist scientific knowledge and skills to inform over 80% of patient diagnoses.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds They are in a unique position to undertake scientific research within their own clinical setting and identify, develop, and deliver innovative solutions that are needed to address the current and future healthcare needs. The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education, through Manchester Metropolitan University, have developed this course especially for healthcare science staff working within the National Health Service in the UK. You may have an innovation in mind already, or are keen to improve your own healthcare service. But, before you set off developing a project, join this four-week course and discover the essential knowledge and tools
Skip to 1 minute and 45 seconds that will help you to: First, define what makes your idea innovative and important, thereby increasing the likelihood of its buy-in from key stakeholders and decision makers; Second, measure and review your current service to assist you in highlighting the impact that your innovation has had; Third, develop an effective plan, so that your approach is considered and organised; Fourth, test your innovation, thereby refining it to make further improvements; and finally, successfully communicate the outcomes of your project and encourage its wider adoption Our experienced healthcare scientists will give you an insight into existing innovations within the National Health Service.
Skip to 2 minutes and 32 seconds These case studies will provide real-life examples of how innovation projects are managed in the NHS, including the key challenges that need to be overcome. Throughout the course, you have the opportunity to participate in our discussions and share your ideas with like-minded healthcare professionals from across the world. Learn how you can make a difference to your healthcare service by joining our course, Understanding Innovation in the Healthcare Sciences.