How to change practice: understand, identify and overcome barriers to change

Published: 1st March 2013

This guide published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides practical suggestions based on evidence and experience to help managers and clinicians influence changes in practice.

Download How to change practice: understand, identify and overcome barriers to change

The guide is split into 3 parts:

  • Part 1 discusses the types of barriers to change encountered in healthcare.
  • Part 2 offers practical suggestions for how to identify the barriers to changes in your organisation.
  • Part 3 shows how to overcome these barriers, and highlights potential levers to help people do this. Real life examples are provided illustrating how the methods described have brought about positive changes in a range of situations.

The guide was informed by a literature review undertaken by the Kings Fund which to identifed the types of barriers that exist and the interventions that encourage clinicians to change.

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