NHS launches new guide for large scale change

NHS England has launched a new guide to support health and care leaders to deliver large scale charge.

The guide, launched at the NHS Expo, will help health and care leaders meet the challenges set out in the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View.

NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and the Horizons team have refreshed and updated the 2011 publication Leading Large Scale Change: A Practical Guide to reflect today’s unique health and care challenges.

The teams will be offering a ‘Facilitating Large Scale Change’ skills development programme to underpin the launch of the guide It will feature a webinar series, masterclasses and consultation surgeries.

The guide provides a round-up of all the latest practical approaches and tools that can be used in advancing large scale change programmes, including: updates on the leading models that will enable leaders to address the challenges in achieving large scale change; the latest thinking from national and global improvement experts; new tools, techniques and tips to help leaders progress large scale change programmes; evidence-based insights and learning that will help leaders and change agents in healthcare; content to help leaders take forward their STP, vanguard, new care model, accountable care system or other large scale change programme; and signposting to new online resources.

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, said: “This is very useful and timely and gives the knowledge and expertise required to mobilise and implement the changes set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

“This common-sense, easy-to-read guide will be helpful to system leaders in trying to bring about the sustainable, large scale change that everyone can and is willing to contribute to. I wholeheartedly commend it and would encourage people to use it.”

Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, Horizons team, NHS England, said: ““We are very excited to launch this new guide, which we have developed in collaboration with system leaders across the country, including a number of STP leaders. We feel it brings together in one place a fantastic series of resources that will help leaders meet the unique and complex challenges – both today and in the future.”

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