Supporting more effective uptake of new ideas is essential to provide all patients with the highest quality care and will be critical to the success of the forthcoming NHS long-term plan.

However, taking an idea that has worked successfully in one location and making it work in a new context is not simple.

At this event we will launch new research that explores the challenges often faced by health care teams and organisations when adopting ideas from elsewhere. The research sets out the changes in approach needed to tackle these challenges, and asks how we can better design programmes to spread innovations and improvements in healthcare.

Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of the BMJ, will chair a discussion with the audience alongside expert speakers from policy and practice including:

  • Ian Dodge, National Director of Strategy and Innovation, NHS England
  • Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, The Health Foundation
  • Tim Horton, Assistant Director of Improvement, The Health Foundation 
  • Tom Downes, Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Health Foundation, 90 Long Acre, London

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