“It's too late for the money to make the difference. The NHS is broke. To fix it we need the exploiters, adventurers and achievers” (Roy Lilley)
Ever had an idea that you think would help to change things but not known what to do about it?
Like to see and do things a bit differently?
Enjoy thinking creatively and making things happen?
The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is now offering another opportunity for volunteers to become ‘Innovation Scouts’. Come and join the Network!
Innovation is simply about the application of better solutions that address unmet needs. This can be a new technology, a new device, or an improved service.
What will I be expected to do?
- Attend learning events offered by the AHSN
- Be a ‘champion’ for innovation and raise awareness in your organisation
- Become recognised as the ‘go to’ person for any queries about innovation in your organisation
- Identify NHS innovations for further assessment and potential development
- Be aware of intellectual property rights and how they may impact on your organisation
What you will receive:
- Free training on all aspects of innovation and intellectual property
- Free specialist support and advice from the region’s innovation hub, NHS Innovations North
- Access to a network of other healthcare professionals
How do I become an Innovation Scout?
- The Innovation Scout Network is open to anyone working in one of the AHSN member organisations (NHS Foundation Trusts and CCGs in the North East). The invite is also extended to clinical and non-clinical staff working in primary care
- Contact Rachel at the AHSN to register your interest and find out more (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Save the date and come along to the following events:
- Tuesday 8th March (Introduction to Innovation) and Wednesday 27th April (Essentials of Innovation) – further details on ‘Your Invite to the AHSN Innovation Scout Events’ flyer
- Contact Sarah to sign up (email@example.com)