Innovation is recognised as essential to the future of the NHS for three important reasons:

  • Innovation improves and extends lives
  • Innovation connects and drives quality and productivity in the NHS
  • Innovation will support the UK economy as the NHS remains a major investor and wealth creator in the UK.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust’s (RD&E) new strategy 2011-2016 sets out our vision and priorities for the next five years. The Trust’s long term vision is “To provide safe, high quality, seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect.”

Our Innovation Strategy aims to provide a strong foundation for all Trust Objectives and supporting Clinical Strategies with the ultimate aim of ensuring RD&E consistently delivers high quality and innovative clinical services and technologies, in line with our Trust’s vision. Furthermore our innovation strategy aims to be closely aligned with the Peninsula South West AHSN innovation strategy and pathway.