The NIHR Clinical Research Network wants more successful clinical research studies to be happening in the NHS for the benefit of patients. For that we need to ensure that patients and the public understand what research is and why its important and that they are given easy access as part of normal NHS clinical care.

Establishing a research culture, building partnerships and integrating research into the care system are all key to improving patient access to research, and recruitment to studies. The NHS Change Model was created to support the NHS to adopt a shared approach to leading change and transformation, the tools and approached provided can support Local Clinical Research Networks to deliver improvements and implement the innovations detailed in this infokit.

Why do we need a change model?

Building on what we collectively know about successful change the ‘NHS Change Model’ has been developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, with hundreds of our senior leaders, clinicians, commissioners, providers and improvement activists who want to get involved in building the energy for change across the NHS by adopting a systematic and sustainable approach to improving quality of care.

What does the model do?

The model brings together collective improvement knowledge and experience from across the NHS into eight key components. Through applying all eight components change can happen. This means no matter whom or wherever you are in the NHS you can use the approach to fit your own context as a way of making sense at every level of the ‘how and why’ for delivering improvement, to consistently make a bigger difference.

Leaders who tap into the positive energy for change that exists amongst their people and unleash it for the benefit of achieving organisational goals typically get better outcomes.

This new review of literature and practice on ?energy for change? includes interviews with NHS staff from a range of backgrounds and highlights five energy domains ? social, spiritual, psychological, physical and intellectual – as well as real experiences of how they are manifested in the NHS.

Click here to download this important review