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Central Manchester hospitals participates in NHS Innovation Fellowship video

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is featured in the launch video of the NHS Innovation Fellowship, a new programme which will draw inspiration from some of the world's leading thinkers in the worlds of health, business, academia and science into the NHS.

At Central Manchester hospitals, we're committed to ensuring that patients get high quality care now, but recognise that it's equally important for us to build better ways of working into our services for the future.  This is called innovation.  In-line with our mission, we are already using the skills that are inherent within our organisation to improve people's health through clinical research, and identify opportunities to drive continuous improvements, in terms of quality of care and/or efficiencies.

We believe that collaboration is key to better equipping clinicians to diagnose, prevent and treat illness through research and innovation.  So, we work with others - patients, other researchers, charities and industry, combining our expertise to translate research finding more quickly into clinical practice.  The NHS Innovation Fellowship is being developed to complement the existing innovation infrastructure across the NHS, by foster collaboration between managers within the NHS and some of the world's most successful innovators.

The NHS Innovation Fellowship is in the process of selecting host organisations, which will take responsibility for operating and funding the scheme, including the recruitment of fellows.  View further information and look out for updates on the fellowship here.

Background to the NHS Innovation Fellowship

The  Innovation Health and Wealth- Accelerating Adoption and Diffusion in the NHS report sets out actions to create a culture and system for innovation in the NHS that continually scans for new ideas and takes them through to widespread use. This system requires the NHS to work with industry, academia, staff and patients, to set an agenda for change and delivery.

Aims of the Fellowship

The purpose of the NHS Innovation Fellowship is to inspire and support NHS leaders to champion innovation and develop an innovative culture. This Fellowship sits alongside a number of other Innovation Health and Wealth initiatives which also aim to embed a culture of innovation at the heart of NHS staff at all levels.

An introduction to the NHS Innovation Fellowship