This phase in the innovation journey is about delivering and implementing, and then growing and scaling an idea. This involves taking an innovation out into the real world and trying to encourage engagement and uptake.

This phase involves the use of Quality Improvement (QI) methods or tools to engage local stakeholders and implement the idea into current practice, or change practices to accommodate the innovation. This will often involve an element of local testing (through the Plan, Do, Study, Act cycle) with impacts measured to support an ongoing evaluation.

If successful, the ongoing development of an evidence base, alongside QI and project management skills and techniques will support the scaling up of the initiative to more sites.

Are you interested in exploring quality improvement in healthcare? Join over 35,000 learners from around the world who have already enrolled in this six-week programme, developed and delivered by Health Innovation West of England and the University of Bath. Find out more about the course

Access our free library of Quality Improvement resources including our step-by-step QI workbook. These will help you carry out and sustain changes that enhance patient safety and improvements in your area of work/innovation. Watch our ‘on demand’ QI webinars and access accompanying resources to support your QI journey. A recommended resource to develop your skills further is the Quality Coach Development Programme developed by the Q Community.

Build your skills and resilience as an improver. Watch a video from Professor Bill Lucas on ‘The Habits of an Improver’, explore our emotional resilience toolkit, and catch up on our workshop on skills for leading change.

In a hurry? Watch our short video from our Black Maternity Matters QI webinar introducing the model for improvement.


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