NHS employee study finds entrepreneurial potential
Professor Simon Mosey and Dr Hannah Noke have found that the innovators who might transform the NHS are already within it.
The purpose of the research was to examine whether NHS staff can be trained to become more innovative in order to benefit the organisation in uncertain times.
The answers to enduring problems in the NHS can no longer be provided by 'doing what we already do but doing it better,' argues Professor Mosey. The emphasis has shifted to what can be done completely differently.
The article "who will lead the metamorphosis?" was originally published in a special report on the future of healthcare in Public Servant, June 2012.
Professor Simon Mosey is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Nottingham University Business School.
Their study into employees of the NHS Lincolnshire Foundation Trust revealed that most could easily be entrepreneurial and that programmes to support broader development of innovation skills in the NHS have great potential.
Posted on Monday 11th June 2012