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Innovate Healthier Together Programme

The Innovate Healthier Together Programme aims to increase the uptake and spread of successful innovative practices across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS).

This programme will look at innovation through a broad lens; it could be a new way of working, a new idea, method or device.

The ‘Innovate Healthier Together Programme’ will support NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) in their ambitions to change lives and improve health, wellbeing and care for the populations they serve.

This is a space for you to find out more about innovation in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and explore opportunities to get involved in the Innovate Healthier Together Programme.

In addition to this space, please sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all things innovation in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

“I’m delighted that colleagues across the ICS will have the opportunity to connect and learn about the huge amount of innovative activity going on in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire through this new programme. Innovate Healthier Together will foster new connections and nurture a culture of innovation; to encourage innovative thinking and drive innovative activity in health and care to improve outcomes for our citizens and patients.” – Shane Devlin, Chief Executive, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB

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Latest news from Innovate Healthier Together

Innovate Healthier Together Fellowship Launch

On Wednesday 1 May, Innovate Healthier Together hosted an event to mark the official launch of the Innovate Healthier Together Fellowship. We were joined by 121 professionals with a diverse mix of skills from across all health and care sectors, at The Mount Without in central Bristol.

Lots of people standing and smiling at the camera at the Innovate Healthier Together Fellowship launch event

Innovate Healthier Together team facilitates stakeholder workshop hosted by the Integrated Care @ Home Board

We were invited to facilitate a stakeholder workshop hosted by the Integrated Care @ Home Board Workshop on 25 April. The event was attended by system partners and healthcare organisations including One Care, Sirona, Local Authority Public Health, BrisDoc, Healthwatch, Age UK, Community Pharmacy Avon, GPs and NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB.

 

People sitting round the table having discussions at the Integrated Care at Home Board workshop

Innovate Healthier Together Lunch and Learn Series: Innovation in preventative care and early intervention to increase life expectancy

Hosted by Dr Febin Basheer, GP and Clinical Lead for Health Innovation West of England, the latest Lunch and Learn session held in May explored innovation in preventative care and early intervention to increase life expectancy, with a particular focus on the detection of Familial Hypercholesterolemia through Child Parent Screening.

Evidence into Practice 2024

Evidence into Practice is a new programme from Health Innovation West of England, which is supporting the spread and adoption of innovative, evidence-based projects that are improving people’s health.

The team are looking for health and care projects that are being implemented locally with early results of positive impact; projects that have the potential to be adopted and spread across the West of England; and projects that are meeting a healthcare need in a better and different way to others. Deadline Friday 14 June. Find out more about Evidence into Practice on the Health Innovation West of England website

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Upcoming Events

The Innovate Healthier Together Programme is committed to fostering a community passionate about innovation in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

By hosting monthly lunch-and-learn events, alongside a mix of online and in-person networking and learning gatherings, we aim to create forums for collaboration and knowledge exchange as well as provide opportunities for continuous learning, allowing participants to keep up to date on the latest trends and advancements in health and care.

These events serve as vital touchpoints for people from diverse backgrounds to connect, share insights, and explore new ideas in health and care.

Our goal is to cultivate an environment where interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly around innovation, is not just encouraged but actively facilitated.

Monthly Lunch and Learn events

We are finalising the plans for the next lunch and learn session, focusing on systemic factors influencing health-related behaviours and how innovation can promote healthier lifestyles.

Meet the Innovate Healthier Together Programme team

Ellie Wetz, Associate Director

I’ve had the pleasure of working at Health Innovation West of England for about 10 years now. I was also fortunate to be recently seconded to NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB for 18 months, so feel I know this system and all its partner organisations well.

I’m thrilled to be working on a programme that has such a big ambition to accelerate innovation into practice in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. I think the foundations are there – but with a bit of dedicated support to strengthen the culture of innovation through practical application of design-thinking, networking, thought leadership and collaboration across sectoral and organisational boundaries, I think we could collectively and genuinely, achieve better outcomes for our citizens and patients.

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Get in touch

If you see something that interests you, we would love to hear about it. Big or small, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ellie Wetz
Associate Director of the Innovate Healthier Together Programme
Ellie.Wetz@nhs.net

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