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Here are some resources to support the four stages of innovation, from invention right through to impact.


Development, Impact and You
A toolkit created by Nesta on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. Tools are divided into eight ‘I want’ sections for example; tools for people that want to generate new ideas, or to develop a clear plan. All tools are tried and tested.

Experienced Based Design
An introductory guide from NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement to support the design of better experiences for patients, carers and staff. With supporting tools available online.

Online QI toolkit
A library of Quality Improvement resources from the West of England AHSN.

Improvement toolkit
From the North East and North Cumbria AHSN, this toolkit offers resources to improve quality of healthcare services and to review and improve team culture.


The spread and sustainability of healthcare improvement
A guide from NHS Scotland Quality Improvement Hub to increase understanding of the 10 key factors underpinning successful spread and sustainability of quality improvement.

Thinking differently – NHS institute for innovation and improvement
A practical introductory guide to thinking differently from NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Read the introduction to find out why thinking differently is more than just the next new buzzword.

Systems change: Engineering better care
A guide and website from the Royal Academy of Engineering, co-produced with engineers, clinicians and healthcare leaders. This guide presents a framework to apply an engineering approach to health and social care transformation in service design and improvement.

Ready to lead Hub
A poster and guide from Healthcare Improvement Scotland for new leaders developing skills for driving change.


Supporting behaviour change
A TEDx Talk by Dr. Tali Sharot, a Neurologist from University College London. Here she shares three ingredients to motivate behaviour change.


A social media platform for healthcare professionals, users and innovators to meet, collaborate and co-design healthcare products and services for the future.

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