Briefing

Learning from the vanguards : Spreading and scaling up change

The ten key factors that the vanguards have identified are crucial to encourage the spread of initiatives.

9 April 2021

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This briefing explores the ten key factors that the vanguards have identified are crucial to encourage the spread of initiatives. These include the importance of involving clinicians in change, building shared goals across systems, and creating the time, space and resources for large scale change.

This briefing points to how the vanguards have benefitted from the co-ordinated support of the arm’s-length bodies and their permission to ‘fail fast and learn faster’. It also highlights how investing heavily in different ways of sharing learning, building networks and bringing people together, have been critical to the vanguards

The publication forms part of a series developed by the NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and Local Government Association.