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Health Innovation East Midlands has shared the “Innovation Insights Webinar Series

The Innovation Insights webinars are a series of free webinars to highlight and share Health Innovation East Midlands knowledge of the adoption and spread of innovation within the health and care landscape. These webinars feature a wide range of content from key experts across Health Innovation East Midlands.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11am to 12:15pm – Top Tips on Engaging with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Refugees and Asylum Seekers face disproportionate health inequalities and are amongst the most marginalised and underserved groups in our society, as evidenced in the September 2023 Unique health challenges for Refugees and Asylum Seekers report from the British Medical Association. In this webinar you will hear from Debbie Royle, Deputy Director of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum and Halima Hamza, Interpreter and General Adviser for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, who has lived experience within the Refugee and Asylum Seeking communities. They will provide practical tips on how to engage with communities, and use the ideas and experiences gained from engagement to enable you to deliver more effective and inclusive services, research, improvements, and innovations. Find out more and register to attend here

Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10am to 11am – Digital Health Accelerator 2024 Innovator Showcase

Introduction to the Health Innovation 2024 Digital Health Accelerator cohort and hear directly from them as they present their digital health innovations and offers. The session will focus on the 2024 East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator cohort who has been selected to help address these key challenges:

  • Supporting self-care in the community
  • Tackling waiting lists
  • Digital inclusion and accessibility

Find out more and register to attend here

Webinar Table of Contents:

Race Disparity – Inclusive Innovations in Health

As a part of Black History Month, this webinar explores inclusive innovations and highlights key health inequality challenges across the system.

Dr Habib Naqvi, Chief Executive of the NHS Race and Health Observatory set the context for the event, highlighting the importance of addressing racial bias and community involvement when co-designing inclusive innovations. The webinar also featured a sample of innovators who are enabling equitable healthcare for ethnic minority communities, along with some of the challenges when bringing their solutions into the NHS.

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Innovation Implementation, Readiness and Resourcing

This session presents an easy to adapt framework for people working within health and care systems seeking to adopt and embed a service innovation or transformation. It is applicable to large and small-scale projects across multiple locations and synthesises learning from “Focus ADHD”, a national programme implemented at pace and scale across England between April 2020 and March 2023 via the 15 AHSNs (Health Innovation Networks).

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Involving people with lived experience to transform mental health services

The first of our Innovation Insights webinars focused on involving people with lived experience to transform mental health services, and was led by HIEM Head of Improvement Programme Delivery, Kay Khan, HIEM Patient Public Involvement and Engagement Officer, Deborah Wilson and Expert by Experience, Sue Wheatcroft. 

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Designing pilots with sustainability and spread in mind

Once a pilot/real world validation has been tested and found to have merit, it can still be a challenge to embed it and see it spread further. This session will outline key attributes that influence potential for adoption and spread. Considering this from the start will optimise the chance of success and preparedness for when that time comes.

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Top Tips on How to Engage Black and Brown Skin Women in Maternity Care

In addition to higher maternal mortality rates, women from Black and Asian minority ethnic groups are also at greater risk than their White counterparts of having their pregnancies result in pre-term birth, stillbirth, neonatal death, or a baby born with low birth weight.

It’s more important now than ever to engage with and involve Black and Brown skin women and birthing people and use their experience and ideas to inform inclusive maternity and neonatal research, services, improvements, and innovations.

This session was co-delivered by Shahnaz Aziz, Head of Health Equalities and Involvement at Health Innovation East Midlands and Gemma Poole, Registered Midwife, EDI Clinical Entrepreneur, Core20PLUS5 Ambassador and Co-Founder of the Essential Baby Company. The session is designed for anyone who is keen to hear better ways to engage women from these communities. Read the top tips document here

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Mental Health Innovations – Evaluation Showcase

This session focussed on conducting healthcare evaluations, with experts from Health Innovation East Midlands sharing their extensive experience of scoping, managing and overseeing evaluation projects. The event included opportunities to bring questions to the team and to find out more about the support we can offer to those seeking to undertake an evaluation within their organisations.

We heard about exciting evaluation projects recently conducted within the mental health space, with four project teams (and their evaluators) sharing their projects, how they conducted their evaluations and the outcomes identified.

Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement

This Innovation Insights webinar focused on tips and techniques for stakeholder engagement, including identifying audiences and then picking the right tools and techniques to develop positive relationships.

As well as a recording of the webinar and a copy of the slides, please feel free to use any of the supporting guides and templates if these are helpful for your own engagement planning.

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