The NHS is recognised as a world leader at invention, however sometimes the best ideas fail to achieve widespread use in the NHS as adoption has been slow. Now more than ever before, innovation has a vital role to play if it is to continue to improve outcomes for patients and deliver value for money.
Innovation must be encouraged and nurtured. Designing and implementing change will need all parts of the health and social care system to plan and improve together. This report requires all NHS organisations to build the actions set out into their planning processes, for 2012/13.