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.

Angus Watson

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Highland


Professor Angus Watson is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

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.

Brendan Faulds

Associate Director for Health & Care Innovation, NHS National Services Scotland


As Associate Director for Health & Care Innovation at NHS NSS, Brendan's mission is to realise rapid, widespread adoption of transformative digital health & care solutions working with partners across the Scottish innovation ecosystem.