21 October 2016

NIA company i-Thrive launches dedicated website showcasing approaches to implementation

NHS Innovation Accelerator company, i-Thrive, has launched its dedicated new website, showcasing how sites across the country have approached implementation and sharing materials from the i-Thrive Toolkit.

Transforming the way mental health services are organised for children and adolescents, the i-Thrive model incorporates a new way of delivering support services alongside ‘shared decision making’. Integrated along the care pathway from prevention through to complex treatment, i-Thrive has been shown to reduce waiting times and improve the experience of care.

The new website will aid and support healthcare professionals in introducing i-Thrive to their organisation; assessing current services and system and planning for service redesign and transformation. It features:

  • An overview of i-Thrive and the Thrive conceptual model
  • Innovative case studies
  • Materials from the first stage of the i-Thrive Toolkit
  • An introduction to various funded projects and current national accelerator site

In addition, visitors to the site can find out more about the i-Thrive Academy modules and Community of Practice shared learning events.

i-Thrive was one of 17 companies selected for the 2015/16 NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). The NIA, now in its second year, supports some of the best healthcare innovators with evidence-based innovations to help improve health outcomes and give patients access to the latest products, services and technology at lower cost. The NIA is an NHS England initiative hosted by UCLPartners in partnership with the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Outcomes to date include 17 Fellows with tried and tested innovations participating in the programme, generation of almost £17millon in funding, and 345 additional NHS providers and commissioners now using the NIA innovations.

For more information, visit www.implementingthrive.org