Firstly – a two year set of planning assumptions is a great step forward and recognises that annual cycles are a highly resource intensive exercise.
How can frugal innovation positively impact on the NHS?
The National Health Service (NHS) is facing unprecedented financial constraints. To deliver the staggering £22 billion of productivity improvements that it is expected to realise by 2020/21, the future challenges facing the NHS are undoubtedly both substantial and growing.
Looking for a great example of Frugal Innovation … How about Leicester City?
Every now and then, the internet churns out a new buzzword that takes the business world by storm. Recent ones include Emotional Intelligence, Millennials, Internet of Things.
What is frugal innovation?
The Indian concept of Jugaad, translated roughly as making do with what you have got or an improvised solution, emerged in an environment in which resources were scarce and people were forced to innovate, invent and imagine in order to survive. Long practiced in developing nations, it is today, recognised as an effective management technique the world over. Frugal innovation …
Even when political, social, psychological and technological conditions are favorable, implementation of eHealth can be quite a challenge. In the Netherlands we have never had a Minister of Health who so vehemently supported the use of information and communication technology to improve health and health care as the current minister, Edith Schippers
Bringing mental health into youth work: reflections from the Right Here youth mental health programme
Right Here was a five-year, £6m initiative, to change how we look after the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 16 to 25 across the UK.
Nurses frequently delay discharge due to lack of support for older people
In a new study, almost 70% of nurses across England admit they frequently delay discharging older patients because there is no support in place for them after hospital.
Value and outcome-based commissioning
The NHS Five Year Forward View has proposed a number of innovative care and commissioning models, such as the Primary Acute Care Systems and Multispecialty Community Provider models. However, our contracts today do not make it easy to realise these new ways of working.
The university challenge: Higher education governance
Over the last decade our higher education sector has barely been out of the news. From controversy over changes to tuition fees, a sustained increase in the number of students entering our universities, the removal of student number controls (previously each university had a cap set on their number of undergraduate students) and the emergence of new and alternative providers entering higher education, such as Pearson and AC Grayling’s New College of the Humanities.