The impact phase in the innovation journey comes through change. At this stage, the quality of the implementation and continued building of your evidence base will help the adoption and spread of the innovation to sustain its use and support wider spread for system-wide/patient benefit.

There are 15 health innovation networks across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Find out more about how the Health Innovation Network can help you and read our case studies of successful high impact innovations across our health and care system.

Is your intervention, innovation or improvement ready for adoption and spread? Use our checklist to assess and plan your next steps. Access the Scalability Assessment Tool and  read our Adoption and Spread Guide.

Looking for practical pointers on how to successfully adopt and scale proven innovations? This resource from the NHS Confederation is based on real-world learning and one of the case studies includes the Health Innovation Network support for the national rollout of FeNO testing in primary care. Read the guidance here.

Want to know more about how to create a culture of innovation to make change stick? In this session at our Integrating Innovation conference in March 2023, Penny Pereira and Tarnia Mason from the Health Foundation’s Q Community, suggest some simple rules to guide our innovation work and support adoption and spread. Watch the session recording here.

Getting the word out about your projects is critical. The Health Foundation have developed a practical guide to help you effectively communicate and spread your improvement work. View the communications approaches guide. Our practical guide to making a QI poster for submission to conferences includes top tips from a submissions judge, answers to your most common questions, templates and advice on imagery and infographics. Read our QI poster guide.

In a hurry? Watch our short videos from our Black Maternity Matters QI webinars on putting together a communications plan…





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