Publicly available Insight programme outputs and resources generated from our routine and ad hoc horizon scanning activities and research projects.
Here you will find a range of INSIGHTS programme outputs (protocols, reports, academic publications, conference contributions, invited presentations and public events) produced by the team at the Innovation Observatory whilst undertaking projects often in collaboration with external contributors.
A rapid priority setting exercise combining existing, emergent evidence with stakeholder knowledge identified broad topic uncertainties
The project aimed to rapidly identify priority topic uncertainties as a first step to identify future systematic review questions of pertinence to key international faecal incontinence (FI) stakeholders (patients, carers, healthcare professionals, policy makers and voluntary, community or social enterprise representatives). The paper aim is to share our methods, experience and learning with other groups […]Visit Website
Findings, Foodbank and Fun: Our Experience of Child-Led Research Engagement by Emily Hunter
NIHR Innovation Observatory Insights share their ongoing methodological journey and learning experiences for building meaningful, inclusive engagement with children and families.Download
“Hacking Early Childhood” Interdisciplinary Report
New technologies continue to revolutionise the world as we have known it. There is no reason to think that early childhood will be spared this revolution. All indications are that technology companies, families, carers, and the education sector will continue to incorporate innovation into the lives of babies and young children around the globe. And yet the topic and the […]Download
Digital dosing what is the right exposure? Reflections by Elin Haf Davies
Dr Elin Haf Davies, CEO at the global healthcare technology company Aparito, asks what can we learn from our experience exposing children to off label and unlicensed medicines that applies to the digital age and their exposure to technology? Most people would agree that there is such a thing as ‘too much’ or ‘too little’ […]Download
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 […]Download
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 […]Download