Introducing NHS Scotland’s Accelerating National Innovation Adoption (ANIA) Pathway through an Innovation Deep-Dive with the ScotCap Programme

11:45 – 13:00

The (COVID-19) pandemic had a detrimental impact on the delivery of NHS services. Whilst there has been significant challenges, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of collaboration and innovation to support recovery, improve the health of the Scottish population and to reduce inequity.  

The Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD) is leading the development of a new approach to accelerate the national adoption of high impact innovations across Scotland. The new Accelerated National Innovation Adoption (ANIA) Pathway is a significant development, bringing key innovation partners together to take a whole-system approach that turns high-impact innovations into wide-scale patient benefit.

The ANIA Collaborative will deliver:

  • Clinical leadership;
  • The right evidence base;
  • Technical expertise (legal, digital, procurement);
  • System readiness;
  • Training, skills and capabilities; and
  • Effective change management

This session will share the key building blocks of the ANIA Pathway using the Scottish Capsule Programme (ScotCap)  as an example of successful innovation adoption, which has rolled out an innovative Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE) service across NHSScotland.

Jess Henderson

National Associate Director – Strategy and Innovation, Centre for Sustainable Delivery


Jess is the National Associate Director for Strategy and Innovation at the Centre for Sustainable Delivery.

Anna Betzlbacher

National Improvement Advisor, Centre for Sustainable Delivery


Anna is a National Improvement Advisor at the Centre for Sustainable Delivery leading the implementation of NHS Scotland’s Colon Capsule Endoscopy Programme (ScotCap).

Professor Jann Gardner

Chief Executive, NHS Golden Jubilee


Professor Gardner is the Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee and an honorary professor of the University of Strathclyde.

John Thomson

Associate Clinical Director, Centre for Sustainable Delivery


John is a National Associate Clinical Director for NHS Scotland’s Centre for Sustainable Delivery of Health and Social Care with a portfolio that includes diagnostics, data and the Accelerated National Innovation Adoption (ANIA) pathway.

Michelle Brogan

Service Development Manager, Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre


Michelle is a Service Development Manager within Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre and member of the Senior Management Team.

Linda Pollock

Interim Director, Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate, Scottish Government


Linda Pollock has been interim Director of the Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate since October 2020 and is passionate about working with people and communities to develop services to improve health and wellbeing. 

Tom Steele

Chair, Scottish Ambulance Service


Tom Steele was appointed as Chair of the Scottish Ambulance Service Board on 1 June 2018. From 2014 until this appointment, he served as a Non-Executive Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee at NHS Lanarkshire and as a member of the South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board.

David Lowe

Clinical Director for Health Innovation, Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP)


Professor David Lowe is the Clinical Director for health innovation at the Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP), emergency consultant at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and West of Scotland test bed lead.

Ed Clifton

Unit Head – Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG), Healthcare Improvement Scotland


Ed Clifton is the Unit Head of the Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG).

Kelly Quinn

Innovation Service Manager, NSS


Kelly is an Innovation Service Manager at NHS National Services Scotland. Her aim is to realise rapid, widespread adoption of transformative digital health & care solutions for Scotland and its people working with partners across the Scottish innovation ecosystem.

Scott Heald

Director of Data and Digital Innovation, Public Health Scotland