This phase in the innovation journey is all about experimenting, prototyping, testing and making a business case for your idea.
‘Developing and testing’ is the experimentation phase where an idea is converted into a draft or prototype. Testing will help determine whether the idea can be further developed – or learnings taken from the work if it is ultimately abandoned.
‘Making the case’ is where further advanced testing is considered and the potential for the idea alongside any further research to develop an evidence base for the potential quality, efficiency or economic benefits. These findings can subsequently be incorporated into a business case for future funding or a trial or implementation.
Resources to support innovation:
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.
Systems change: Engineering better care – guide and website
A guide 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.