Changemakers transforming health and care from within
The Bevan Commission’s Exemplar Programme supports health and care professionals to take their great prudent healthcare ideas and translate them into practice. Our 12-month programme provides training and mentorship to inform thinking and develop skills so Exemplars can transform health and care services from within, having positive impacts on patient care, lived experiences, health outcomes and on service efficiency.
Bevan Exemplars are health and care staff from across Wales who are supported by the Bevan Commission to develop and test their own innovative ideas over a 12-month period. The Bevan Exemplar programme is open to anyone working in NHS Wales, Social Care Wales, Local Government or within Regional Partnership Boards. The Bevan Exemplar programme is kindly supported by the Health Boards and NHS Trusts across Wales.
DR OLIVER BLOCKER
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, BETSI CADWALADR UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD
Explore The Cohorts
Driving change in challenging times
The Bevan Exemplar Programme call for cohort 8, ‘Driving Change in Challenging Times,’ challenged applicants to develop prudent and innovative solutions to overcome issues facing the sustainable delivery of health and care services in Wales. Applications were encouraged around the following themes, aligned with Welsh Government and NHS Wales priorities:
- Preventing Illness, Early Intervention and Supporting Care in the Community
- New Models of Integrated Health and Social Care
- Reducing Waste across Health and Care
- Supporting the Recovery of Elective Care
- Improving Care for Patients with Cancer
- Reducing Inequalities and Transforming Mental Health Services
Doing things differently for a prudent, sustainable recovery
In 2021/22, the Cohort 7 Exemplars explored ideas and projects aligned with:
- Using digital and technological solutions to do things differently.
- Working in different ways and with different people.
- A different approach to reduce waste and achieve sustainable health and care without harm.
- Cutting bureaucracy, empowering people and managing shared risks.
- Developing innovative actions around shared priorities, such as connecting with hard to reach groups.
- Collaborating to make the most of all skills and resources and doing only what’s needed.
- Priorities consistent within local organisations and collaborative working.