Pioneering transformation through the innovative findings of the Beneficial Changes Network
The Beneficial Changes Network (BCN) came together to build on the incredible ways in which people and systems responded to COVID-19 through innovation and collaboration, whilst safeguarding effective health and care delivery. NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) commissioned a rapid review to engage over 80 stakeholder organisations to harness and capture benefits, evaluate system changes and put forward recommendations to inform future priorities and ways of working from a multi-sector perspective.
One of the recommendations identified as a critical ingredient for change was co-production by default. This session focuses on this work with system partners to place co-production – including people with relevant lived experience – at the centre of how the health and care system learns and embeds change from the response to COVID-19.
BCN was a springboard and a key precursor for commissioning the NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme (NIPP), which aimed to accelerate the evaluation and implementation of promising innovations that support post-pandemic ways of working, build service resilience and deliver benefits to patients. You will hear about projects developed as collaborations between Academic Health Science Network's (AHSNs) and Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs); working closely with ICSs and a variety of health system partners to generate rapid insights on a range of promising innovations.