This half-day workshop will bring together a diverse audience for lively debate and discussion about current practice in the UK’s healthcare innovation landscape. The workshop is a response to one of UCL’s current policy ‘grand challenges’ - understanding how innovation can be successfully embedded in the NHS, and what learning can be applied from other sectors.
To address this challenge, the workshop will provide a forum for exploring different perspectives on health care innovation. It will introduce tangible examples of where health innovations have been successfully developed and implemented in the NHS in recent years, highlighting the types of support mechanisms and collaborations that have made this possible. Patient demands for innovation will be discussed, as well as the organisational and system level interventions being used to drive innovation forwards in the NHS, such as new models of care.
The workshop will bring together different communities of practice to share their knowledge and experience – inventors, charities, NHS representatives, industry, academics and researchers, and those involved in policy. The format will be a mixture of panel discussions and guest speaker presentations, with time for wider group discussion and networking.
Confirmed panellists and contributors include: