Friday, 3 December 2010

Testing the transferability of ideas and practises

We are not short of good ideas on how to improve healthcare. Nor are we short of good examples and case studies. What we are short of is evidence that good examples are transferable form one place to another.

I really like the way in which NHS Improvement has reviewed their own work with the aim of testing out how transferability their work is. The organisation works in an unpretentious way, in that their work is organised by healthcare pathways rather than improvement techniques. In their Cancer stream they have reviewed how good examples are transferred from one team or organisation to another and made notes about the issues and difficulties. These reports are easy to read and full of the lessons of the spread and adoption process.

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