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NHS staff to learn from NASA

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NHS staff will be able to learn from some of the world’s leading innovative organisations next month, including US space agency NASA.

NHS Innovation Expo - to be held at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre from 18-19 June - will bring together people and businesses from the public, private and voluntary sectors for the first time to share ideas in innovation, science and technology.

The two-day programme will have over 20 high-profile speakers, including NASA’s director of innovative partnerships programme, Doug Comstock. Delegates will also have the opportunity to share ideas with representatives from over 80 innovative organisations, including Microsoft, Cisco and Toshiba.

Creating a ‘culture of innovation’ throughout the NHS, where patients routinely have access to the latest treatments and technologies, is a key part of Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review.

Launching the Innovation Expo event last week, Lord Darzi said: ‘As patient expectations increase, we must respond and foster a pioneering NHS, in which the adoption of new ideas and the diffusion of innovation is encouraged and supported.

‘That is why I am urging NHS and social care staff from every level and every clinical group to sign up to attend the Innovation Expo to learn more about how they can play their part in making the NHS a more innovative organisation.’

Anyone wishing to attend NHS Innovation Expo should go to healthcareinnovationexpo.com

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  • Desperate isn't it!

    I have recently heard that 95% of performance is down to how the system is designed (IT, policies and procedures, legislation etc). And only 5% of performance is down to individuals.

    Darzi, by saying that he wants staff to innovate and be more creative is actually focusing upon the 5%.

    The 95% is obviously too difficult.

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