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Press releases

August 2012

9.8.12 - New information for the accelerated spread of High Impact Innovations In the NHS goes live (171 KB)

9.8.12 - NHS National Innovation Centre and KwickScreen qualify for 2012 games and keep sights on £53m+ prize (38 KB)

2.8.2012 - Ultrasound software spin-out to improve diagnosis, saving NHS millions (211 KB)


January 2012

10.01.12 - New chair to see changes to the NHS Institute through (102.47 KB)

February 2011

Dr Alfa
01.02.11 - Breaking Through participant Dr Alfa Sa’adu, today takes up the post of Medical Direct (141.81 KB) 

CIMA Series of World Firsts
02.02.11 - NHS Finance Graduate Management Trainee, Simon Watts, swept the board with a series of world firsts (114.38 KB)

Pilot internship top rating from students
07.02.11 - The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme continues to notch up award success (116.14 KB)

November 2010 

16.11.10 – Emergency care lesson plans for young people can improve care and reduce costs (181.38 KB) 

October 2010 

06.10.10 – Leadership behaviours improved by Leadership Quality Framework 360 degree review tool (119.08 KB)

28.10.10 – “Breaking Through” participant shortlisted for NHS ‘Community Leader of the Year’ Award (150.19 KB) 

September 2010

01.09.10 – West Midlands NHS boards accelerate implementation of best practice in quality and safety (133.35 KB) 

14.09.10 – NHS Graduate Management trainees complete their training with a QIPP masterclass (119.97 KB) 

August 2010

19.08.10 – Medical Leadership Competency Framework Third edition published

31.08.10 – Graduates secure NHS jobs after internship pilot 

December 2009

03.12.09 – NHS Institute reveals top ten tips on Better Care, Better Value Indicators to deliver NHS saving of up to £2.4billion per year

07.12.09 – NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement launch OnceAlert to assist quick diagnosis of cancer

08.12.09 – Frontline staff use Productive Ward to tackle dehydration 

17.12.09 – New modules from The Productive Operating theatre improve patient safety and reduced cancelled operations 

November 2009

12.11.09 Over 600 nurses and midwives respond to call for changes that have had the most impact on patient car, quality and efficiency

19.11.09 – Report on emergency patients with suspected cancer described ways to prevent admission and reduce the wait for diagnosis

October 2009

12.10.09 – NHS Institute orthopaedic programme improves quality of care in 12 weeks 

19.10.09 – Productive Community Services will significantly improve the quality of healthcare through enhanced services closer to home

19.10.09 – NHS must improve senior-level leadership and dedicated staff resources to fully realise benefits of The Productive Ward – Releasing time for care 

September2009

21.09.09 – Nurses and midwives asked to share their bright ideas of high impact actions that have improved quality of patient care and reduce costs

21.09.09 – NHS Institute launches continuous improvement programme for operating theatre staff 

July 2009

07.07.09 – South London Healthcare Trust announces partnership with NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in its drive for clinical excellence 

09.07.09 – SIMUL8 simulation of alternative falls care helps NHS to win award

13.07.09 – NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement announce re-appointment of the Chair and non-executive Director to Board 

15.07.09 – Lord Darzi, an inspiration to health service and champion of NHS innovation steps down

June 2009

10.06.09 – Chief Executive of NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement responds to debate on NHS funding downturn

10.06.09 – Chief Executive of NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement responds to debate on NHS funding downturn

May 2009

05.05.09 – Nurses and doctors share learning from new care approach for diabetes patients 

15.05.09 – NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement launches Radiology Kit

18.05.09 – First national survey seeking NHS staff views on Improvement and Innovation launches today

26.05.09 – Last chance to complete the first national survey to seek NHS staff view on Improvement and Innovation 

April 2009

24.04.09 – Bleak economic outlook need not alarm forward-thinking NHS trusts

Articles published in various publications

GP (online)

SBAR - Improving communication skills

Breaking Through – a team’s achievements at the Steller HE Conference

Breaking Through – a team’s achievements at the Steller HE Conference

Nursing Times

How Far for SBAR – The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) sees improvements to patient safety lapses (200.25 KB) Sept 2010

Occupational Therapy News

It’s always the right time to improve care – Productive Community Services give teams a method to look at aspects of how they work to increase the time they can spend with patients. Occupational Therapy News  (58.15 KB) Sept 2010

Emergency Nurse

Emma Amore talks about her experience with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s Graduate Trainee Programme Emergency Nurse (58.05 KB) Dec 2010 

HSJ Blog

Community organising, leading change and shifting power: Part one – why the NHS need to build ties NOW HSJ Blog (50.04 KB) Oct 2010

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Plan Today, better quality and service tomorrow (338.85 KB) Sept 2010

Public Service Review

The Ideas channel – redefining measurement Public Service Review (67.54 KB) Oct 2010 edition