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Identifying unmet clinical needs and scoping solutions

12th July 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Have you or your colleagues got a real issue with something at work? Piece of kit? Service? Process?

How do you know if it’s unique to your organisation?

How can you quantify and evidence the problem?

How do you create or identify a robust solution?

This interactive workshop covers the first three stops of the ‘The Innovation Line’ – identifying unmet need, scoping solutions and review. Through group exercises delegates will explore:

  • What is a genuine unmet clinical need?
  • Why does it need to be widespread to have potentially big impact?
  • Observation is key
  • How not to generate solutions
  • Tools to help generate and fine tune solutions
  • Gathering your evidence to make a case

This free practical workshop is open to staff from NHS organisations who are members of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and/or Medipex. This includes staff who are not registered as an Innovation Champion, so if you have colleagues who have an interest in innovation and would like to hear more about the network, please invite them along.

Click here to register.

The Innovation Line

Whether you are looking at implementing a new way of doing something right the way through to trialling and testing a new invasive medical device, you will need to look at the different stages of the Innovation Line.

for event pageMany people think of solutions without first looking at what the problem actually is. Often the most obvious problems are actually a ‘workaround’ to a problem downstream in a process.

Whatever your innovation happens to be, to help you decide which is the best route to development it is beneficial to have an understanding of the process (and timescales). Gathering your evidence and making a case could show you and your organisation that this is not a priority or that there is already something available/in development as a solution to the problem. It could be something that you develop for your organisation, but there is no wider interest or applicability, right the way through to a disruptive technology that revolutionises the way we treat a condition or diagnose.


Castle Hill Hospital
Castle Hill
Cottingham, HU16 5JQ United Kingdom
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12th July 2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Sophie Bates