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Report: Innovation into Action

Topic : Innovation Type : Report

Innovation into Action provides a snapshot of the wide variety of innovation activities and system-wide partnerships underway across the NHS to support the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View.  It offers some examples of the ways in which these different initiatives are being deployed together to make a bigger difference in supporting innovation across the healthcare system.

As described in the foreword, supporting innovation across the healthcare system is more important than ever, and will be central to securing transformation and improved patient outcomes.

There are many and diverse NHS innovation programmes, but each has in common a strong connection to the NHS Five Year Forward View’s core principles, which are:

  • Closing the health gap
  • Closing the care and quality gap
  • Closing the funding and efficiency gap.

Innovation into Action describes some of these initiatives and NHS England’s plans to build on the progress so far.  Healthcare innovation is constant, from single devices transforming patients’ experience of are, through to large-scale projects which reimagine the way in which treatment itself is delivered.


Source: NHS England