Join the NIHR ARC North Thames Academy and the Centre for Health Care Innovation Research for this interdisciplinary discussion, exploring case studies and drawing on lessons learned from implementing and diffusing health innovations during disruptive events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday 13th April, 14.00-15.30
Zoom (online – link to be sent after registration)
Who is it for?
Open to people working in research, health and social care, public health, and anyone with an interest in innovation and implementation science
About this event
Necessity is known to be the mother of invention and during times of crisis the increased need to solve problems at speed has repeatedly proven to be a catalyst for innovations. We have little knowledge, though, about how crises affect our ability to embed such innovations into practice, and at scale.
Humanity has faced several diverse disruptive events in recent history such as the 2008 financial crisis, Brexit, climate change, and – of course – the COVID-19 pandemic. These disruptive periods can stimulate greater reflection about more effective ways of diffusing and implementing innovations, not only in preparation for the next crisis, but also for the return to ‘normal’ times. Can we increase the pace of embedding change? Can we find new ways to overcome implementation barriers? Can we apply different methods to spreading innovations?
This free webinar will draw on the lessons learned from implementing and diffusing health innovations during disruptive events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to facilitate an interdisciplinary and intersectoral discussion by inviting speakers from a range of backgrounds to present experiences from different crises situations and draw out their implications for embedding innovations at local, national, and international level.
This is part of the NIHR ARC North Thames Academy's Innovation and Implementation webinar series, in partnership with the Centre for Health Care Innovation Research at City, University of London.
Professor Carl May
Professor of Medical Sociology, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Innovation and Implementation Science theme lead, NIHR ARC North Thames
Dr Alexandra Ziemann
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research, City, University of London
Professor Rifat Atun
Professor of Global Health Systems. T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Dr Charitini Stavropoulou
Associate Professor in Health Services Research and Co-Director of Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research, City, University of London
About the Innovation and Implementation webinars
The ARC North Thames Innovation and Implementation Science team aims to improve implementation of health innovations in diverse settings, provide frameworks and tools for practitioners, and reduce the delay between innovation and putting it into everyday practice.
Together with the ARC North Thames Academy, they will be running a series of webinars to share learning, practice and approaches, explore opportunities and challenges, and stimulate thought-provoking discussions across the research, health and social care, and public health communities.
Future planned webinars include:
Wed 19th May, 13.00-15.00: Soft Power - How we understand power relations in implementation and innovation processes
Wed 16th June, 14.00-15.30: Qualitative approaches to understanding innovation and implementation science: a case study of dementia. Register here.
Date tbc: Space - How does built environment shape service innovation?