Spreading innovation in healthcare

Stephen Thornton

This week I attended the Reform conference on health innovation, which got me thinking about the different ways that people interpret ‘innovation’. At the Health Foundation, the innovation we promo...

Learning from failure

Simon Mackenzie

‘The strength of an organization is measured not by counting the number of successes, but by its response to failure.’ Patient safety requires transparency, accountability and leadership, not ga...

System safety and the Francis Inquiry

Carl Macrae

A few weeks ago every Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ around the world was grounded on safety concerns. As the NHS gears up for the imminent release of the Francis Inquiry report, the Dreamliner holds impo...