The NHS Institute closed on 31 March 2013. This website is being maintained until the end of June 2013 so that registered users can download documents and view videos (but webinars are no longer available). Once this website is closed you'll be able to see all publicly available content on The National Archives website: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/*/http://institute.nhs.uk.
Please note that from May 1st 2013 the ability to order our hard copy materials will be temporarily suspended as we finalise the closedown of the NHS Institute and complete the transition to NHS Improving Quality (part of NHS England). It will still be possible to download publications until this website closes, which is projected to be at the end of June 2013. It is currently anticipated that many of the materials will be passed onto NHS England and should become available again later this year.
Further messages on its future will be posted here over the coming weeks.
Armchair Involvement is moving! With the closure of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement Involve is taking over the Armchair Involvement toolkit. Armchair Involvement contains information about how to use new technologies to transform health services and to engage the public, patients, staff and carers in new and more effective ways for service improvement.
Involve is in the process of transferring the content of Armchair Involvement to our new best practice portal www.ParticipationCompass.org where the Armchair involvement case studies, methods and other content will find a broader readership. Go to www.ParticipationCompass.org for the latest information about citizen and patient engagement and involvement.
"The tools are here, it's up to us to work out how to use them" Armchair research participant
New technologies have the ability to transform health services and to engage the public, patients, staff and carers in new and more effective ways for service improvement. That's what the Armchair Involvement project is about.Using this site you can Read a beginners guide to the tools