Innovation in NMAHP Interventions

The remit of the Innovations in NMAHP Interventions (INI) programme is to evaluate innovative NMAHP  interventions, which are important to our stakeholders, provide evidence of effectiveness, inform practice and thereby improve patient outcomes.

The methodological work of the programme underpins evidence stages by improving effectiveness and efficiency.   Progressive methodological approaches are used in the development and modelling of complex innovative interventions within NMAHP clinical settings and maximizing adherence to interventions so as to optimise impact. 

Strategic Aims:

  • To undertake research (primary, secondary and implementation research) which addresses the effectiveness of NMAHP interventions in the NMAHP RU’s priority areas, with the ultimate aim of achieving health gain for the Scottish population and
  • To undertake methodological research which improves our ability to successfully and efficiently
  • To engage in cross-programme working with the NMAHP RU’s Transforming Care Delivery programme to enhance our research in the phases of intervention development and translation of evidence relating to effective 

Achieving Impact:

The programme capitalises on commissioned calls, priority setting information and other opportunities in pursuing impact on practice with research undertaken.

The following criteria are used to ensure maximum impact:

  • selecting high impact areas
  • within NMAHP domains
  • with scope for innovation
  • with potential for future implementation
  • with high patient priority
  • relevant to policy
  • value for money