Innovation Month 2024

Exciting online events took place for #InnovationMonth in May 2024. In addition to our webinars (see details below), #InnovationMonth also marked the launch of Post-Pandemic Progress – Lessons Learnt in healthcare education report. Through blogs and podcasts, we shared innovations across the sector, including some of our members’ work. Please see details and resources available below.

Closing Remarks

#InnovationMonth 2024 is coming to an end and Policy Officer Stella McKernan has published her closing remarks on this page.


Post-Pandemic Progress – Lessons Learnt in Healthcare Education

The Council has produced a follow-up report from our 2022 report ‘Pandemic Powered Improvements’, to revisit and provide an update on a selection of placements and innovations conceived during the pandemic. It aims to share best practice, offering inspiration and tangible examples for HEIs seeking to implement new placements in response to post-pandemic demands for healthcare education expansion.

Read the full report here: Post-Pandemic Progress – Lessons Learnt in Healthcare Education


The Use of AI in Simulation Placement Learning

Afternoons with Edna: An International Global Health Improvement Case Study

Florence Nightingale’s Legacy Reimagined: Nurturing Nurses through AI and Big Data in Modern Education

A Student’s Perspective on creating enabling clinical environments for Neurodiverse Students

A Journey through ‘Simulation in Nurse Education: An Evidence Base for the Future’

Interprofessional Education: Delivering Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training for Student Midwives and Medical Students through a Collaborative Approach


Healthcare Academic internships: Learning from a Pilot Project

In this episode you can listen to Jonny Bell, Project Manager, discussing a pilot project led at the University of Portsmouth, which provides education internships to healthcare professionals.

Creating Enabling Clinical Environments for Autistic Student Nurses

In this Innovation Month podcast, we welcome Jo Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. In this episode, Jo talks about a pilot project at the University of Salford which sought to support and retain autistic student nurses.

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Innovative Curriculum: A renewed focus for healthcare education

In this webinar, Dr Kate Knight showcased best practice examples of innovative pedagogy within healthcare higher education curriculum.

Post-Pandemic Progress: Exploring case studies from the report

Following the launch of Post-Pandemic Progress – Lessons Learnt in Healthcare Education, Dr Lisa Taylor and Anita Volkert provided updates on the Near-Peer pilot project and the Peer-Enhanced E-Placement, and how they have progressed since the pandemic.

To follow the latest on Innovation Month 2024, please go on X (Twitter) and use the hashtag #InnovationMonth.

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