High Impact Innovations
High Impact Innovations - implementation support
We have worked on an implementation support web site for the NHS which will help you with the successful spread and adoption of a number of high impact innovations for healthcare.
Visit the High Impact Innovations website or any one of the 6 High Impact Innovations communities within it:
Child in a chair in a day
To support and empower providers, suppliers and patients / carers to provide the knowledge and confidence needed to improve current provision of children’s wheelchair and mobility services. One focus will be on procurement processes and quality assurance for commissioners and providers to streamline and optimise the services that they provide.
3millionlives is about transformational change, building services for people with long term conditions, supporting them with technology where needed and building new business models. Implemented effectively as part of a whole system redesign of care, telehealth and telecare can improve people's quality of life through better self-care in the home setting and alleviate pressure on NHS costs. The 3millionlives initiative involves the NHS, social care, industry and professional partners working in partnership in order to achieve this level of change.
Technology can be used to reduce the strain on primary care whilst also creating a more convenient way of accessing healthcare for a number of people who would prefer not to attend general practice in person every time they need advice. Digital first can be the start of a move toward creating electronic platforms for aspects of healthcare (as appropriate) using the technologies that are an everyday part of patients’ lives.
Intra-operative fluid management
In surgery, there are still risks around hydration – ie being ‘under’ and ‘over’ – which can and should be avoided - as this affects blood flow volume which can have ramifications during and post-operation. We are currently working on guidance which presents alternative / new options for fluid management, and gives clarity on the relative merits of different techniques to provide a ‘best fit’ with reduced risks.
Support for carers of people with dementia
Carers are the unsung heroes of our healthcare system. They often provide 24 hour support for their loved ones, contributing as a valuable resource for health services. Sadly, this can take its toll and there is an increasing incidence of isolation and ill health. It is critical that carers are able to access appropriate support and respite services so that they can be well and are supported in their own caring role.