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Adopt and Spread Programme

The Bevan Commission, working in collaboration with health organisations are testing approaches for the adoption and spread of innovation. Building on our work over the last 5 years with the Bevan Exemplar Innovations, we are excited to announce the new cohort of innovators and adopters in the brand new Adopt and Spread Programme 2020. This programme is supported with funding by the Welsh Government.

Summary Information

  • 15 Exemplar projects will participate following an open call between August and December 2019.
  • 46 Innovation Adoption projects will work with the Exemplars to adopt their innovation
  • 95 participating staff (innovators and adopters) are being supported by the Bevan Commission with bespoke training, development and networking sessions. They work in their project teams based across 9 health and care organisations in Wales.
  • The project teams are being supported by Adopt and Spread Leads, coaches/mentors and partner organisations including Life Sciences Hub Wales, NHS Wales Finance Academy, Accelerate, AgorIP, NHS Wales Informatics Service, NHS Wales Finance Delivery Unit and Swansea University.


Key Timelines

August 2019 – Adopt and Spread Programme launch and recruitment.

November 2019 – Shortlisting for adopters and innovators with selection confirmed.

December 2019 - Participating projects shortlisted and recruited.

January 2020 to December 2020 - Bespoke training, development and networking sessions with coaching/ mentoring.

January 2021 – Closing of the Programme with celebration of success.

February 2021 to May 2021 – Evaluation with learn and share sessions.

June 2021 - Publication of the Adopt and Spread Programme Final Report.


For more information

Please contact the Adopt and Spread Team for more information by email bevan-commission@swansea.ac.uk or phone 01792 604630.

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