The NHS has already recognised that alternative approaches and solutions are therefore necessary – radically different and innovative ways of identifying, creating and scaling solutions, delivering services and involving patients and users are needed.

This paper sets out the case for innovation in the health service and illustrates the role the Regional Innovations Funds have to play within this.

Health & wellbeing Social innovation

Posted on: 1 October 2010 Authors: Geoff Mulgan, John Loder, Simon Tucker,


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