The role of co-production in sustainability of innovations in applied health and social care research: a scoping review protocol
The role of co-production in sustainability of innovations in applied health and social care research:a scoping review protocol.
The objective of this scoping review isto identify and present the available evidence regarding the role of co-production in the sustainability of innovation in applied health and social care research.
Health and social care research ultimately aims to improve outcomes through the provision of insights and evidence. Innovations such as toolkits, modelsor frameworks are developed through applied health and social care research, with the intention of subsequently implementing these into practice in an effort to bring about improvements of some kind.Implementation challenges can arise from poor choice of strategies or lack of alignment to local contexts.Researchhasidentified the importance of involving and engaging patients, health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of the underpinning research, and in informing subsequent implementation. However, how and why co-production influences the sustainability of innovations in health and social careis unclear.
This scoping review will include articlesrelated to the role of co-production in the sustainability of innovation in applied health and social care researchpublished in peer reviewed journals.The review will be limited to articles reporting applied health and social care research conducted in the United Kingdom.
Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL, PubMed, and MEDLINE will be searched for studies. Titles and abstracts will be screened by two independent reviewers for assessment against the inclusion criteria, followed by a full-text review and data extraction. Data will be extracted using a data extraction tool developed by the reviewers, and presented in tabular format, accompanied by a narrative summary describing how the results relate to the review objective and question.
Commissioned by: NIHR via the Applied Research Collaboration – East Midlands.
Author affiliationDepartment of Population Health Sciences, University of Leicester
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