Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley has three key programmes and two cross-cutting themes, listed below:
Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
The Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement team (PSCI) works on a number of programmes as part of the national Patient Safety Strategy, addressing key patient safety concerns through local, regional and national quality improvement projects and supporting the adoption and spread of improvement and innovation. The team also supports the Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley priority area of mental health, with a broad programme of locally-driven work.
Clinical Innovation Adoption
The Clinical Innovation Adoption (CIA) team delivers a programme that helps implement evidence-based innovation into practice, in line with stakeholder needs. The team supports the implementation of innovations that improve patient outcomes, reduce cost and improve efficiency. The programme encompasses nationally commissioned workstreams such as cardiovascular disease prevention and locally grown workstreams such as improving bone health and expanding the use of elastomeric devices for delivering IV infusion at home. The team also works to improve change management capability across the region, through the delivery of a ‘practical innovation’ course for frontline healthcare professionals and managers.
Strategic and Industry Partnerships
The Strategic and Industry Partnerships (SIP) team works with innovators and industry to build evidence for innovations that can address current and future system needs. The team is well connected to the regional life science innovation ecosystem and is part of a national ‘Innovation Exchange’ which puts Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley in a unique position to be able to support its ICS partners with horizon-scanning, identifying solutions and innovation pipeline management. The team provides advice and consultancy support to life science innovators from our region to ensure that high impact, effective life science innovation realises its potential and benefits the NHS and social care. The SIP programme aims to accelerate health and economic gains and secure regional investment.
Community Involvement and Workforce Innovation
Involving patients is at the heart of Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley. We always try to include the public, patients and carers in our work.
Research and Development
Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley supports the development of capability, capacity and collaboration across the NHS and universities to make our region a more attractive place for research to improve health.