New network for innovators
A new network will help health and care innovators to convert their ideas into reality – and ultimately benefit patients.
The Innovation Scouts network is open to healthcare professionals and others in the North West Coast and aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit for which our region is renowned.
Backed by the Innovation Agency, the new community of practice offers a learning programme, networking and development opportunities to support innovators in pursuing their interests.
Project Manager Karla Rimaitis, who organised the Innovation Scouts launch, said the scheme aimed to harness the skills of some of the most passionate people in the region some and put them on a formal footing.
“One of our roles at the Innovation Agency is to spread innovation. That’s why we wanted to provide a forum for innovators to make connections and help bring their ideas to fruition.
“The Innovation Scouts will excel at offering solutions to some of the challenges our health and care system experiences and we wanted to make sure we could harness their energy.”
The network aims to:
- Support people in thinking creatively with practical approaches to innovation
- Foster a culture of innovation by helping organisations prepare for change, develop strategies and involve staff
- Develop an innovation pathway that focuses on appraising evidence, evaluation and the uptake and diffusion of innovation
- Develop individuals’ entrepreneurship, focusing on business skills, navigating procurement and maintaining wellbeing
The launch event highlighted the Innovation Agency Exchange, an online forum that gives colleagues across healthcare the chance to share innovations and challenges, and collaborate on ideas, projects and products to improve patient care. You can visit the site here: https://www.innovationagencyexchange.org.uk/
The network aims to attract a wide range of clinicians and health professionals from all manner of care settings, as well as academics, innovation leads and social entrepreneurs.
If you would like more information about becoming an Innovation Scout, contact email@example.com
Latest News from
Collaborative helps GP practices to find hundreds more people with AF04/11/2019 11:05:00
Over 500 patients have been identified with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the last six months thanks to an improvement programme involving 24 GP practices.
Awards honour outstanding suppliers25/10/2019 16:10:00
A host of health and care organisations and small businesses from across the North West Coast have collected honours in this year’s NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards.
Nominate now – North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards25/10/2019 12:25:00
The search is on for the North West Coast’s most inspiring clinical research and innovation teams and individuals whose work is making a difference to people’s lives.
Innovation Agency champions diversity in innovation22/10/2019 09:10:00
A campaign is underway by the Innovation Agency and the AHSN Network to increase diversity in health innovation.
Doddy’s tree replanted at Alder Hey21/10/2019 09:05:00
A tree planted at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by Liverpool legend Sir Ken Dodd has had a change of location.
Awards for North West digital health pioneers14/10/2019 17:05:00
Ten North West health and care organisations have been presented with awards sponsored by the Innovation Agency.
Supporting women in life sciences – at number 1010/10/2019 10:20:00
Earlier this month I had the privilege to attend the inaugural Women in Life Sciences Forum, facilitated by the American Pharmaceutical Group, with support from 10 Downing Street and the Office for Life Sciences.
New social care database being used by 50 GP practices in Cheshire27/09/2019 12:25:00
A new social care database is being used by 50 GP practices in Cheshire to signpost patients to support, advice and social opportunities – improving local health and wellbeing.