Why does the NHS need Innovation Champions?
Thousands of novel, good ideas are generated by NHS employees every day across the UK, which have the potential to improve patient care and/or run services more efficiently. These ideas need to be carefully managed through the ‘Innovation Line’ development pathway, which often requires outside specialist help.
Medipex can provide hands-on assistance with such activities, but we need innovative people to tell us about their ideas first! Innovation Champions can:
- Promote the awareness of the importance and benefits of protecting/developing innovative new ideas created by staff;
- Work with senior management, Medipex and the YHAHSN to develop a strategy to promote a culture of innovation; and
Become the first ‘point of contact’ for their colleagues to come to with new ideas.
For information about the Innovation Champion Network and the next training session, please contact Dr Fabian Seymour.
The application form to join the network can be found here