NHS Horizons provides bespoke strategic innovative interventions to the NHS and the wider public sector.
Current work includes:
#SolvingTogether: a platform for people to post their ideas, experiences and good practices that will help the NHS to reduce the current waiting times for elective care that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic. This regionally-led initiative is part of a suite of interventions relating to the delivery of transformation led by Tim Ferris, Director of Transformation of NHS England.
#FullerStocktake: crowdsourcing to discover how primary care and system partners can best work together to meet the health needs of people in their local areas.
NHS Horizons has supported the NHS response to the Covid-19 pandemic:
- Testing Methods – new and novel solutions to help increase Coronavirus testing methods, supplies and capacity across the UK;
- NHS Change Challenge – exploring new and innovative ways of working in the NHS that have happened as a consequence of Covid-19 – and how we can ensure beneficial changes within trauma and orthopaedics continue beyond the pandemic;
- Beneficial Changes – exploring connections between patients and public and the NHS
- #Caring4NHSPeople – virtual community sessions to support the wellbeing of health and care staff during the pandemic;
- Association of Ambulance Chief Executives – supporting a series of webinars on topics including bereavement, and inclusion
- Public Health England – Covid modelling
- Other work includes:
- Running a thriving virtual community for HR directors on behalf of NHS England
- Establishing a community of Improvement Directors on behalf of NHS England
- Curation of the Practical Guide to the Art of Psychological Safety in the Real World of Health and Care
- The #ImprovementMethodOlympics, a global learning opportunity
- Publication of Leading the Spread and Adoption of Innovation and Improvement: A Practical Guide
- Publication of Designing an Active Future
We also run The School for Change Agents, a free online learning experience that helps health and care workers from across the NHS (and beyond) discover how to successfully create change in their localities.
Find out more about our work in our End of Year Report for 2021/22.
How we work
At NHS Horizons we don’t have a specific methodology or way of working, and we adapt different tools based on the specifics of the intervention. There are several tools that we’re particularly known for, so we’ve provided some information about what they are and how we use them.
- ADE (Accelerated Design Events)
- Tweet chats
- Virtual collaborate
- Spread and Innovation
- Complexity Research
If you would like to get in touch about working with us, we would love to hear from you.
Page last reviewed: 20 September 2022