Author: Bevan Commission
Published: December 2020
"We are very pleased to be leading this national Adopt and Spread programme
to help find ways to ensure that successful, innovative ideas are adopted and
spread across Wales. We know that great ideas alone will not necessarily lead
to changes in practice that make sense to professionals and patients.
This is why we set out to find what makes great ideas stick and spread.
Working alongside others – those with the ideas and those who want to adopt
them - will give us a great insight into what works best and why. By sharing this
evidence and learning we can influence and inform local and national adoption
approaches for many years to come."
by Helen Howson, Director, Bevan Commission
The Bevan Commission has worked with the Welsh Government since November
2018 to develop a programme to test and develop a methodology to support
innovation adoption and spread in Wales. We have experience of supporting
Bevan Exemplars who are health and care professionals to take their innovation
idea forward. The A&S Programme is a natural extension to support the
Exemplars to take their successful innovations to other teams in Wales.
As the A&S Programme is focussed on research as well as delivery, we are
gathering the data and adding to the knowledge base about supporting
successful adoption and spread. Working with Swansea University and our own
research team, we are bringing together the learning as part of the live
programme and will also be writing a report to be published later in 2021.
Find out more, download the introduction to the Adopt and Spread Programme.