TypeInnovation and Research
'Innovating today to change the future'
What is Innovation?
Innovation is the process of turning creative ideas into something that generates value. An innovation in the NHS might be a process, a service, a product or technology that results in better health, less harm and better patient experience with the same or with less use of resources. An innovation will be the outcome of a creative process of ideas generation, challenge, testing and evaluation that when implemented represents a step change on what has gone before. In NHFT we are also interested in developing ideas that improve your working life or makes us more efficient.
Check out this video introduction to innovation in the NHS:
NHFT recognises research as critical to the delivery of evidence-based care. We also recognise that the quality of patient care is higher when there is participation in research.
Building a research and development culture is fundamental to improving the quality of care. At the core of our vision is to build a culture where research is embedded in routine clinical practice. It’s also our vision that research findings are habitually used, leading to sustained improvement in the care that is delivered to service users in the Trust.
Clinical research is the way in which we gather evidence to improve treatments for patients. Many people think it is just about drug trials, however it can include a variety of research. Promoting, conducting and using clinical research to improve healthcare is one of the key principles of the NHS. In fact, the Constitution for NHS England (2013) contains a pledge to inform patients of research studies in which they may be eligible to participate. The National Institute of Health Research wants patients and carers to feel empowered to ask about research, and to keep research at the top of the NHS England agenda. As a result, research is now core NHS business.
Check out the NHS Research video below:
For our latest initiation and delivery reports of research please see the document library below.