Innovating Health for Tomorrow is a pioneering professional development programme for senior managers in the fields of healthcare services. It is designed to equip participants to become more innovative – and to support those around them in becoming more innovative too. After all, today’s healthcare professionals face many challenges. Ageing populations, rising expectations, less healthy lifestyles, more chronic illness and the relentless march of science and technology in a constantly shifting economic landscape are just a few.
In the face of such challenges, it is tempting to focus on rationing or to try and lower society’s expectations, or to simply try harder to be more efficient. However, the real solution is to innovate, not just by adding to the scientific or technological advances of old processes, but by finding new ways of doing things. It is time to develop more creative approaches to care and prevention that work for today’s needs, but are also sustainable for tomorrow.
The programme consists of two modules, spaced approximately three months apart – with pre-programme preparation, follow-up between modules and a status report three months after the end of the second module. The programme includes hands-on experiential workshops, which enable participants to work through a process of structured and systematic generation of ideas.