Enabling Spread of Innovation – Emerging Thinking
Innovations and improvements don’t spread as widely as we need them to. We need a new mindset and way of approaching spread.
@Horizonsnhs emerging thinking is focused around 7 principles and the model of system convening which are derived from the literature and experience.
We believe these 7 principles and the model of system convening will significantly help increase the spread and scale of innovation and improvement
What is spread?
We see spread as a:
‘dynamic, reciprocal interacting, iterative and evolving activity’
‘developmental, contextualised, adaptive, learning and social process’
So definitely not a not linear and mechanistic activity.
How to increase the spread of innovation?
We offer 7 interconnected principles, shown in the diagram, which are important aspects to consider for spread
The model of System Convening involves:
- Matching approach to spread with complexity of the situation
- Applying the seven principles in practice
- Providing enabling activities delivered by a team or a number of people
- All levels in the system
More details of the 7 interconnected principles and model of system convening are available in our EXPO 2019 slide set here
Read more in our spread blogs:
Spread and Complexity
Three theoretical lenses to inform spread
Complex systems, networks and adaptive spaces
Moving to Action: Spreading and Scaling Change Session at Expo 2019
- The Health Foundation. The spread challenge. 2018
- Innovation Unit and Health Foundation. Against the odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS. 2018.
- King’s Fund. Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS. 2018
- Nuffield Trust. Falling short: Why the NHS is still struggling to make the most of new innovations. 2017.
- Braithwaite, J. Changing how we think about healthcare improvement, BMJ 2018; 361: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2014
This page will be updated as our thinking progresses.
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