NTAC launches online tool to accelerate adoption of new technology
3 December 2011
The NHS Technology Adoption Centre (NTAC), has launched a new
online tool to enable proven medical technology to be more efficiently
adopted into the NHS.
The Generic Adoption Process (GAP) provides a clear and detailed
roadmap, along with the required tools to enable proven medical
technologies to be adopted.
The unique tool is aimed at both the NHS and private sector
suppliers and consolidates NTAC’s extensive and unique learning from
a range of successful ‘Technology Implementation Projects’.
GAP is one of a set of new services launched by NTAC that are
better aligned with the changing NHS and the current medical
technology landscape to bring life-changing technologies to NHS
Commenting on the launch of GAP, NTAC chief executive Sally
Chisholm said: “GAP has been tested by a number of key stakeholders,
from the NHS and industry, and we are very excited to be launching
it in the market. We believe this is a vital tool which will help
drive widespread adoption of proven technologies as GAP can provide
unrivalled knowledge and information to those who do not choose to
directly engage with NTAC on an implementation project, for example.
"The idea for GAP came from our recognition that there is a clear
need for something which can equip clinicians, managers and other
key stakeholders crucial to service development with the tools and
resources they need to be able to drive change and innovation
throughout the NHS.”
NTAC is the only organisation that is solely dedicated to the
diffusion of proven innovation across the NHS. As an organisation
which focuses on driving innovation in the NHS on a day-to-day basis
it believes that examples of innovation are not an issue; simply the
fact that the NHS does not have a ‘pull’ culture. In many cases it
is the absence of co-ordinated and resourced pathways which prevent
the uptake of many positive examples of innovation.
GAP provides users with unprecedented access to a variety of
tools and resources along with a roadmap to adoption. Users are
encouraged to navigate through each of the sections in order. This
structured approach enables users to build relevant knowledge and
information. However, users are also free to navigate between
sections and return to this home screen at any point. The site has
been designed for multi-use, and for those at differing stages of
the implementation process.
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