What we do

We work with partners across the health and care system to identify and spread innovative practice, build capability and support evaluation and learning.

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Overview

We deliver national and regional programmes across the health and care system through collaboration, practical support and knowledge sharing.

We build capability by creating the opportunity for innovation and the conditions for continuous improvement. 

We evaluate impact from improvement, demonstrating our ability to translate innovation into positive ongoing impact for our health and care system.


 

Our focus

The nature of our place creates a specific set of complex challenges for our health and care systems. 

At the  heart of many of these challenges is health equity – delivering equitable health and care services and achieving equitable outcomes for the population. 

We seek to improve population health across our region by spreading innovative practice to close gaps in access to care, quality of care, opportunity for a healthy life and agency in managing individual health.

Our work covers Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, taking in coastal, rural and urban areas and tackling the challenges associated with pockets of deep, long-standing and increasing deprivation, an aging population, children living in poverty, and a dispersed and sometimes isolated population.


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Our areas of expertise

Identifying and spreading innovative practice

Building
capability

Evaluation and application of learning

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Identifying and spreading innovative practice

Our practical experience and techniques that support health and care systems to identify, adopt and spread innovative practice to improve health and care services. 

 

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Programmes

Programmes

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Innovation Exchange

Innovation Exchange

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Patient Safety Commission

Patient Safety Commission

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Building capability

Using our knowledge and experience of the conditions required to innovate and improve to build the capability of partners to spread innovative practice and improve quality. 

 

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Spread Academy

Spread Academy

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Primary Care Resilience

Primary Care Resilience

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Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement

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Evaluation and application of learning

Using our experience evaluating improvements and testing innovation to support partners to evaluate the impact of changes and capture learning.  

 

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Research and Evaluation Partners

Research and Evaluation Partners

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Evaluating Health and Care Programmes

Evaluating Health and Care Programmes

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Rapid Cycle Learning

Rapid Cycle Learning

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