The Institute was established in July 2005 and superseded the NHS Modernisation Agency. Two other agencies which dissolved with its inception were the NHS University and the NHS Leadership Centre. Its aim is to support the NHS with “high-impact” solutions to some of the service’s biggest challenges, as well as innovative ideas, new practices and technologies to make a difference to the everyday provision of health care.
Working closely with clinicians, NHS organisations, patients, the public, academics and industry, it seeks to promote “a culture of innovation” and life-long learning for all NHS staff.
It has an annual budget of £80 million. Potential areas of activity are seen as developing more personalised care for people with long-term conditions, the testing and delivery of procurement models, and ensuring further value from the NHS’s annual £4 billion budget training programme for the widest possible range of staff.
The agency supports NHS clinicians and managers in their efforts to improve their services and assistant NHS agencies in supporting modernisation. It also supports organisations which are poor or failing, identifying problems and helping to get them back on track.
Chief executive: Bernard Crump
Chair: Dame Yve Buckland
Address: Coventry House, University of Warwick Campus, Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Telephone: 0800 555 550