24 July 2017
How do NHS decision makers choose when, how or if to introduce innovations in health care?
Researchers in CLAHRC North Thames are looking at evidence use in decision-making in the NHS, and decision-makers’ preferences for different types of evidence. The aim of the study is to improve both the production and use of evidence in decision-making on introducing innovations.
What evidence do decision-makers use? How do they use the evidence available?
To find out, our researchers have created a short 15 minute survey for NHS decision-makers and those involved in the decision making process. They are inviting healthcare professionals from across the country to complete this survey.
Innovations in the NHS can take many forms, from new clinical or administrative processes to new technologies or clinical tools to new clinical or diagnostic pathways. The types of evidence that can be used to justify the adoption or diffusion of an innovation can also take many forms, from ‘hard’ evidence like budget impact to ‘soft’ evidence like staff ‘buy-in’. Understanding these and their relative impacts can help appropriate evidence to be developed for decision-makers to help the adoption of innovation in the NHS. The study is called DECIDE (Decision in health care to introduce or diffuse innovations using evidence) and is funded the Health Foundation and led by Dr Simon Turner.
Find out more and take part
The survey should take around 15 minutes and is voluntary. No personal details will be asked of you and published reports about this survey will not contain any personal details. If you have any queries, please contact Nicholas Swart at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in becoming involved in our research and implementation.How can I get involved?