Is Innovation the Answer?
The NHS - our national service that is continually getting pummelled with questions, anger and negative opinions from our nation. As people start living longer, this has a causal effect on the NHS, meaning that more expensive resources need to be provided to our nation. As the NHS faces these struggles, services go under strain which causes the nation to come against the NHS and fight for better standard of care. As it seems like a never ending battle, what can be done to help this service to satisfy the needs of the UK population effectively? Innovation. Finding problems. Making something better. Could this be the answer to helping rejuvenate our NHS services?
My Health London illustrate that Innovation could be the answer to helping the NHS when they note:
͞"Innovations provide a wealth of ideas and efficiencies that could potentially be implemented to bring our NHS up to modern standards to meet the needs of us all in the 21 Century. Utilising these new approaches within a major restructure the NHS could go on to be a reassuring source of health care and wellbeing, as well as an inspirational model of good working practice for years to come.͟
These new innovations are costly initially however; the effect these new innovations could have on cost saving mechanisms could be huge. On average a level 3 intensive bed costs nearly £2000 a night, so improving patient care and reducing recovery time is just one way in which will benefit NHS funds. We believe innovation is the way forward to improving patient care, medical staff’s performance, and saving costly resources. Our coagulation testing device, CoaguScan that is under development is empowered with innovation, with a focus on speeding up patient care so that recovery time can be reduced. We believe that by changing the sphere of the NHS through Innovation it will bring huge positives to the national service so that it is fit for a growing population.comments powered by Disqus