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.

Resources to support impact:

Scalability assessment tool
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.

Adoption and spread of innovations and improvements guide
A guide has been produced by the West of England AHSN to support the adoption and spread of new ways of working across the healthcare sector. Read our Adoption and Spread Guide.

AHSN case studies
The AHSN Network website features case studies from all 15 AHSNs demonstrating high impact innovations from across the health and care system. Visit the AHSN Network website or read case studies from the West of England AHSN.

Scaling innovation within healthcare systems: practical considerations
This resource from the NHS Confederation includes useful practical guidance for innovators and system decision-makers on how to successfully adopt and scale proven innovations. One of the case studies featured focuses on AHSN support for the national rollout of FeNO testing in primary care. Read the guidance here.

Adoption and spread in practice – video
Our short video discusses the key elements of an initiative (the Emergency Department Checklist) the West of England AHSN successfully spread with Dr Emma Redfern, from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. Watch our video.

Creating a culture of innovation and making 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.

A guide to spread and sustainability of healthcare improvement
A guide from NHS Scotland Quality Improvement Hub to increase understanding of the 10 key factors underpinning successful spread and sustainability of quality improvement. View the spread and sustainability guide

Supporting behaviour change video
A TEDx Talk by Dr. Tali Sharot, a Neurologist from University College London. Here she shares three ingredients to motivate behaviour change. Watch the supporting change Tedx talk

Ready to lead: leadership guide
A guide from Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been developed for new leaders developing skills for driving change. Access the leadership guide

Using communications approaches guide
The Health Foundation have developed a practical guide to help you effectively communicate and spread your improvement work. View the communications approaches guide.

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