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NHS England’s social media manager invites you to share your opinions in a tweet discussion about Innovation within the NHS:
As many of us know, innovation is critical to the future. Some say that it is the future.
NHS England is very much aware of this and have far reaching vision to achieve the ambitions set out in the Mandate to transform the future of NHS healthcare.
The mandate is to ‘ramp up’ the pace and scale of change, and deliver better outcomes for patients across all five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework. In regards to this topic, it would be great if you can join in and share your opinions on the tweet chat questions that we have set up at the end of this blog.
Have a look – no tweet chat is ‘set in stone’ and if you have a burning desire to discuss other digital matters, do join in. This is a particularly important topic as the NHS remains a major investor and wealth creator in the UK, and in science, technology and engineering in particular. Your thoughts are important on this topic.
For the NHS, this is a leading objective to ensure that the new commissioning system promotes and supports participation from within. This is done through research, translating scientific developments into benefits for patients, and contributing to economic growth by exporting innovation and expertise internationally. These topics, among others, will be areas that we can consider in next week’s tweet chat.
At this year’s forthcoming Expo event on 5 and 6 September in Manchester we will once again showcase the best new digital innovations in health and care and demonstrate how they help patients and the public to live healthier lives and support the work of frontline staff.
We will also illustrate the value of digital innovation in sustaining the NHS for the next 70 years. The topics in the chat will all be relevant for the Expo event, where the topics will be explored in much, much more depth. Join in with our tweet chat next week and get a taster of what we will explore.
At Expo 2018 there will also be events celebrating patient-centred use of technology and information to improve health and care, and support for visitors to adopt. Expo will also show how to implement the innovations delegates have seen at the show in their own organisations.
For example, the Digital Zone will demonstrate the progress that has been made over the last 12 months to implement digital transformation programmes throughout England. Digital transformation will be a very important area of focus for both next week’s Twitter chat and the future of the NHS.
If you can share your pre-Expo thoughts, you could help shape the future agenda. Find out more below and learn about the topics that we will explore.
We have four areas of focus and two discussion points or questions for each area as follows:
Learning from experience of innovating in the NHS:
- Delivering innovation in the real world in AHSNs
- National innovation programmes
The 100 year life: improving health and care through design, housing and planning:
- Consider how the NHS, local authorities and care providers can work with citizens.
- The design, housing and planning sectors to develop age-friendly places
Artificial Intelligence in health and care: Mitigating the risks and capitalising on the opportunities (The Department of Health and Social Care):
- The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health and care
- How you would help shape its thinking on this matter of increasing importance.
SME-driven Innovation in the NHS – constructive or confounding?
- How can the NHS cooperate with small to medium enterprises (SMEs), and optimise the benefits of their innovations?
- How do SMEs navigate the complex NHS, and deliver broad-based innovation?
Join in the discussion and share your opinions in our tweet chat at 7pm Wednesday 8 August.