The innovator's roadmap: From idea to reality


Friday 15 April 2016


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

RSM Professionals , NHS Innovations South West


6 CPD points

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about this event

A one-day course on practical ways to innovate successfully drawing on content delivered by NISW to delegates from 80 NHS organisations to date. 

Innovation can come from anyone, anywhere in the system. 

This course is appropriate for those “clinical entrepreneurs” looking to progress a technology innovation project through to those who are now expected to innovate as part of the national 'Better Care Model' change programmes such as the Vanguard sites. 

This session will provide you with core innovation theory and best practice techniques, as well as sharing of “real-life” examples and lessons learned. 

Practical theory sessions will be delivered by Rod Howells from NHS Innovation South West (NISW) and discussion sessions supported and facilitated by Angus Donald and Mike McMillan from NISW.

Rod has worked with over 60 NHS organisations over the last ten years, delivering NISW’s bespoke and accredited training programmes and supporting NHS staff to innovate successfully. Rod is specifically interested in the practicalities of creating the right environment for innovation to flourish on an individual, team and organisation level.

                                   Success is seeing ideas become reality

The objectives of the course are to give participants the following:

  • An understanding of innovation and its different forms
  • An understanding of what innovation means in a healthcare setting
  • How to identify an idea that could be turned into a successful innovation
  • A practical understanding of how to make innovation happen and take an idea from concept to reality 


9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.25 am

Introduction to the innovations masterclass

Rod Howells, NHS Innovation South West (NISW)


9.30 am

Introduction to innovation

What do we mean by innovation? What does it mean in healthcare? Types of innovation

10.20 am

Tea and coffee break


10.35 am

Introduction of successful innovators in healthcare examples

11.45 am

Image analysis

Ms Olga Kubassova, Founder and CEO, Image Analysis

12.00 pm


Dr Charles Levinson, Founder and CEO, Doctorcall

12.15 pm


12.30 pm



1.30 pm

From idea to reality

2.00 pm

Making it happen

2.45 pm

Tea and coffee break


3.00 pm

The reward

Further successful innovators in healthcare examples

4.00 pm

Open question and answer session

Your chance to ask the experts questions

4.45 pm

Summary of the day and close of meeting

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