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

To review how we’ve assessed our own projects and programmes and understood their impact, please visit the impact section of our 19/20 Annual Review.

Resources to support impact:

Spread and scalability

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.
View the spread and sustainability of improvement toolkit


Supporting behaviour 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.
Watch the supporting change Tedx talk


Ready to lead

Ready to lead Hub
A guide from Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been developed for new leaders developing skills for driving change.
Visit the Ready to lead Hub website and read their leadership guide here



AHSN Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare
The AHSN Atlas is an online resource that shares some of the very best examples from across the Academic Health Science Networks of how to spread high impact innovation across the health and care system.
Visit Atlas of Solutions website 


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.


Comms approach

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


Adoption (or is it adaption?) and spread in practice
Ellie Wetz, Programme Manager, offers a short video on the key elements of an initiative (the ED Checklist) the West of England AHSN successfully spread with Dr Emma Redfern, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.
Watch our adoption and spread video.


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