Welcome to the Generic Adoption Process (GAP). The aim of this site is to provide you with unprecedented access to a variety of tools and resources to guide you along our stepped process towards technology adoption. Ultimately we hope this information will enable you to introduce medical technologies into your area of the NHS.
The intention of our stepped approach is to support those responsible and involved with the technology adoption process. Users are encouraged to navigate through the process using each step to build towards reaching their target. This will empower you to build relevant knowledge and information as you go.
This site has been designed for use at the various steps of the implementation process, allowing users to either follow the process from the beginning to end or simply dip in and out of the steps that are most relevant to their progress.
The information and advice is the result of the learning and knowledge gained from the experience of a range of successful 'implementation projects' that the NTAC team have been involved with. In each step you will find an explanation of the step, the tools and resources you need in completing the step and an advice questionnaire to help you check and keep up with your progress through the 5 steps.
GAP will equip clinicians, managers and other key stakeholders with the tools and resources they need to put the adoption and diffusion of clinically proven medical technology at the heart of their respective agendas. This site and tool acknowledges that the users are crucial to service development through innovation and change and are also vital in leading the way in the provision of service change, innovation and improved system efficiency.
One of the aims of the GAP is to be able to work with and provide solutions to problems identified by the NHS; delivering a high quality, realistic and practical set of tools and resources which will assist the potential widespread adoption of medical technologies across the NHS.
By working through the Generic Adoption Process you will receive comprehensive and relevant support and advice, which will prove vital to navigating through the process and highlighting the vital areas which must be adhered to.
Despite a seemingly complex environment there is significant demand and need for innovative healthcare technologies within the NHS. There are a number of repercussions which would be felt if widespread adoption of technologies with proven patient benefit were not more widely adopted and it is no secret that healthcare services within the UK must become more efficient in order to cope with financial pressures and the needs of ageing populations. This pressure has increased the level of interest and importance on healthcare technologies including those which can facilitate minimally invasive surgery, increase the number of operations performed in day surgery and ensure a faster turnaround of patients. In turn this pressure has created opportunities for medical technologies which, for example, can fit into the Quality Innovation Prevention and Productivity programme.
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