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Imagine Series

Delivered through our Insights Programme, the IMAGINE Series is an innovative patient and public knowledge exchange programme which allows the public to influence and shape the innovation and research landscape. Underpinned by evidence synthesis methodology, including horizon scanning, and qualitative theory the series aims to understand the needs and priorities of patients and carers, to determine if they align with the current direction of research. The IMAGINE series also seeks to obtain citizen insight on the health innovations in the pipeline which could effectively address key challenges and unmet needs. As plausible, our Industry Programme acts upon the Imagine series findings to drive toward innovative solutions to the challenges identified. This research series is completed in close partnership with the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA), and VOICE bringing together three national centres of excellence with the public to harness their immense experience, insights and ideas to improve research and stimulate innovation.

Opportunities to get involved in this work are listed here.

For more information, please contact us via the form or Insights@io.nihr.ac.uk.

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An overview of technologies to prevent or arrest functional ability

An overview of technologies to prevent or arrest functional ability

The UK population is ageing with the number of people aged 65 years and over projected to increase by 49% between 2017 and 2040. Over the same time period, the 85+ population will almost double from 1.4 to 2.7 million (Age UK, 2019). Approximately one in seven people aged 65 to 69 years old and […]

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Priority setting for faecal incontinence protocol

Priority setting for faecal incontinence protocol

Faecal incontinence (FI) is the involuntary passage of faecal material through the anal canal. The prevalence of FI is thought to range from 2-17% in community dwelling individuals and is strongly correlated with age. The prevalence of FI amongst people aged over 65 years and living in care homes is 40%, of which 2.3% of […]

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