From Local to National: Learning the lessons from successful local initiatives in healthcare engineering design

East of EnglandGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 1 Jan 2015


It is well established that top down transformation programmes in large organisations such as the NHS are difficult. However there are a number of local initiatives where innovation has been successful. This project looked at systematically analysing (using Activity Theory) a series of case studies to determine what factors have been important in their success. The aim of the analysis is to help determine how this success can be spread more widely.

Research Questions/Aims

What are the critical success factors in the design and development of medical technology?

What role do design tools have in mediating successful innovation?

Ian Hosking
Ian Hosking