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Measuring the longer-term impact of innovation

The wider adoption of your innovation is not the end of the story. Continual reflection and refinement of your solution/innovation should occur. Below we discuss the continual circle of improvement. …

Keeping stakeholders engaged and informed

Below we recap our thoughts around stakeholders and emphasise the importance of all stakeholders, including patients and carers, in dissemination. Lindsey Brown is a lay representative at the University of …

Adopting your innovation

You have an innovative idea and have gained support from stakeholders and funders. You have piloted your innovation and have been able to demonstrate its success. We will now look …

Summary of Week 3

In Week 3, you have learnt about how to develop, project plan and manage time and resources using simple techniques and tools. We also learnt about techniques to measure the …

Evaluating your pilot study

Through this step we will consider the importance of demonstrating an improvement as a result of your innovation. If no improvement can be demonstrated, it is unlikely that your innovation …

Implementing a pilot study

You may have a really good innovation idea, which should produce great improvements in the patient pathway. Discussion with stakeholders may also have led to high levels of support for …

Developing a business case

In Step 2.5 we noted that in order to secure funding you will need to provide a business case. In this step we will explore the key features of a …

Developing a project plan

In this step, we discuss the tools and techniques available for project planning. Project planning should include every step of your innovation project, from project initiation to dissemination. This will …

Summary of week 2

In Week 2, you reflected on your own knowledge to identify and find support for your project. We then considered sources of local, regional and national support. We began to …

Communicating your innovation proposal

In previous steps, you have identified your innovation idea, recognised who your stakeholders are, and started to develop your business case. To ensure buy-in and collaboration from your stakeholders, you …

Regional and National Support

In Step 2.3 we looked at sources of local support. If you wish for your innovation to be more widely adopted, you will also need to seek support further afield. …

Accessing support: A guide

In this step we are providing a guide to the different sources of support available to you as an innovator. The guide revisits local support, but also expands this to …

Local Support

As we saw in Week 1, in order for innovation to be successful, you will need support. Support can come from many places and via a number of different stakeholders. …