Innovation: how nurses can identify need and find solutions

Nurses have an essential role in helping organisations adopt new ways to cope with demand

Nurses have an essential role in helping organisations adopt new ways to cope with demand

If we are to transform health and social care to meet the future needs of society we must draw on innovation.

Innovation doesn’t just mean ‘something new’. It also means adapting or adopting ways of working or products and technologies that have been tried and tested elsewhere.

Nurses in all sectors and specialties are well-placed to support the adoption of innovation, guide patients and their families to use innovative technologies, provide feedback about how these are received in the real world and help remove the barriers that stop successful adoption.

Nurses are often central to the spread of innovation across all sectors, often as part of multidisciplinary


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