Why do we influence policy?
Influencing policy development is central to the work of the Health Foundation.
We believe that to improve quality we need a judicious mix of the right policy environment (including regulation and performance management), professionalism and continuous quality improvement approaches. Improvement is most likely to succeed when these different factors are aligned.
How do we influence policy?
From government and the NHS to patient organisations, we contribute to policy development and debate by sharing the learning from our improvement programmes and our research and development. Our approach reflects our values: we seek to be grounded in evidence, positive, catalytic and independent.