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.
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
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
Hacking Early Childhood. Reflections by Lucy Bradbury
Lucy Bradbury, a fourth-year medical student, gives her thoughts on the recent Hacking Early Childhood workshop hosted at Newcastle University. She reflects on the workshop’s discussions and activities that aimed to explore whether technological advances undermine, or enable, early childhood development. The ways in which we think of ‘technology’ as adults differs from the way […]Download
Using Twitter to track public opinion in the UK about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
We examined the use of Twitter as a potential means to monitor, extract and analyse useful insight from the UK public in relation to the concern and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. A search strategy comprising a list of terms relating to COVID-19, the lockdown and mental health was developed and used […]Visit Website
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