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Experience Based Co-design: Redesigning healthcare services around what matters most

30 June, 2016

Earlier this year the HIN Experience team hosted a masterclass in Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD), delivered by the Point of Care Foundation and co-facilitated by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Catherine Dale. The session featured examples of EBCD in practice from Ioanna Xenophontes at Oxleas.

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Magneto Films – Secrets of Storytelling

30 June, 2016

The Health Innovation Network has a great story to tell about the innovations being implemented and the patients being helped by our work. But how to tell that story?
As social media and the internet have developed, visual story telling has become more important. With the majority of online activity now taking place on phones people are no longer reading lengthy articles; instead they want concise films that tell engaging stories.

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Giving a voice to dementia – David Baddiel’s My Family: Not the Sitcom show

9 June, 2016

Senior Project Manager Aileen Jackson shares her experience of the dementia team’s trip to see David Baddiel in his current show My Family: Not the Sitcom at the Chocolate Menier Factory on 8 June 2016.

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My reaction to being shortlisted as finalists for an HSJ award

25 May, 2016

Louise Brennan, NHS Internship Scheme Manager, shares her excitement at being finalists for the Workforce category award at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards on 24 May 2016.

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My Experience with the Leading and Managing Change across Boundaries Programme

9 May, 2016

Laura Spratling, Senior Programme Manager for Diabetes at the Health Innovation Network, attended the Leading and Managing Change across Boundaries programme and shares her experiences from the course.

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Welcome to Our New Health Innovation Network Team Members

5 May, 2016

Welcome to our new starters Irina Higginson, who joins DigitalHealth.London as Senior Digital Communications Officer, and Helen Apsey, who joins the Health Innovation Network as Media and Communications Officer.

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Hip replacements for under-60s soaring - so try ESCAPE-Pain

8 March, 2016

Never has there been a better time to talk about musculoskeletal and joint health. The BBC recently reported a 76% increase of hip operations in the last decade in people under 60, citing the unwillingness of patients to wait, combined with surgeons increased confidence levels in new prosthesis as possible reasons for the increase.

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#OurDigitalHealth

10 February, 2016

Digital Health will – and already is - empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their health, enabling them to live better, more productive lives

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Involving people with dementia

9 February, 2016

“It makes you feel better that you’ve done something good.”

It’s probably what makes most of us get out of bed in the morning to go to work, and it’s probably what motivates most people who get involved in our work – but would you be surprised to hear that this is a quote from a person with dementia?

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If I were you, I'd get an intern

29 December, 2015

An interesting thing happened to me the other day, I went to a meeting where the “brilliance” of the work of the Health Innovation Network was praised. Now happily, this is not all that unusual. What is, is that the brilliant work being described was produced by one of our new interns.

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