A grouping of specialist hospital trusts - including one from the West Midlands - has published a report on the potential for innovation in the NHS.
The Federation of Specialist Hospitals, which includes Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, recently published Driving Innovation in the NHS, which highlights the initiatives led by specialist hospitals to translate innovation into patient benefit while also delivering savings.
Case studies in the report illustrate the local initiatives led by Federation members to improve the quality, efficiency and accessibility of patient care.
A foreword to the report is provided by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, who observes that: “we must maximise the impact of these centres of excellence and spread their learning across the rest of the health service.” He adds: “This report recognises the invaluable contribution that specialist care networks can make for the future of healthcare and for a better, more sustainable
In publishing this report, the Federation makes recommendations to harness the potential of specialist hospitals to redesign care and maximise patient impact. Federation members are keen to work with partner organisations to implement these recommendations and enhance the NHS’s reputation as a global leader of innovation.