The impact phase in the innovation journey comes through change. At this stage, the quality of the implementation and continued building of your evidence base will help the adoption and spread of the innovation to sustain its use and support wider spread for system-wide/patient benefit.

Resources to support impact:

adoption and spread

Adoption and spread of innovations and improvements guide
A guide has been produced by the West of England AHSN to support the adoption and spread of new ways of working across the healthcare sector.
Read our Adoption and Spread Guide.



AHSN case studies
The AHSN Atlas is a directory of case studies and videos from across AHSNs of  high impact innovations from across the health and care system.
Visit the AHSN Atlas or Read case studies from the West of England AHSN


adoption and spreadAdoption and spread in practice – video
Our short video discusses the key elements of an initiative (the ED Checklist) the West of England AHSN successfully spread with Dr Emma Redfern, from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.
Watch our video.

Spread and scalability

A guide to 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.
View the spread and sustainability guide


Supporting behaviour change

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


Ready to lead

Ready to lead: leadership guide
A guide from Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been developed for new leaders developing skills for driving change.
Access the leadership guide



Comms approach

Using communications approaches guide
The Health Foundation have developed a practical guide to help you effectively communicate and spread your improvement work.
View the communications approaches guide.


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