This is an archive page where you can browse our previous bodies of work. To keep up to date with our current work, please return to our main site.

Making Innovation the business of everyone in the NHS

When and where?

This half-day workshop ran on 3 occasions in different locations across the north west coast area;

  • 22nd October 2pm – 5pm , Brockholes Reserve, Preston
  • 25th November 2pm – 5pm, Brichwood, Warrington
  • 8th December – 9am – 1pm, Quaker Meeting Rooms, Liverpool

Aim & content:

Making Innovation the business of everyone in the NHS was an introductory workshop which helped participants to develop a greater understanding of the role of innovation in clinical practice, increase their understanding of the work of the NWC AHSN and provide an opportunity to explore how they may contribute to the innovation agenda.

The aims of the workshop were to increase understanding of:

  • what innovation is & its importance to practice
  • what is involved in the innovation process and in taking ideas forward to implementation
  • the works of the  NWC AHSN and the role of innovation leads with Trusts
  • how opporunities offered by the AHSN can support innovators

The programme was designed to meet the needs of the people who wanted to increase their understanding of the innovation agenda and the work of the NWC AHSN.


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • What do we mean by innovation?  Dr Lynne Goodacre, Assistant Direct0r, NHS R&D NW
  • The work of the NWC AHSN.  Dr Julia Reynolds, Programme Manager, NWC AHSN
  • Why is innovation so important to the NHS?  Dr Lynne Goodacre, Assistant Director, NHS R&D NW
  • How do Trusts innovate? The perspectives of a Trust Innovation Lead.  Glyn Jones, Innovation Programme Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.  Dr Margarita Perez-Casal, Head of Research & Innovation, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The personal journey:
    – From idea to innovation
    – From innovation to implementation
    – Daring to be brave

© NHS Research & Development North West 2022 | Website by Hearne Creative