Improvement Analytics Unit

The Improvement Analytics Unit (IAU) is an innovative partnership between NHS England and the Health Foundation that provides rapid feedback on whether progress is being made by local health care projects in England to improve care and efficiency.

Independent review of GP quality indicators

The project was a review of how improvements can be made in the collection of data on the overall quality of care offered by GP practices to different patient groups.  The research, which was commissioned by the Department of Health, was undertaken by the Policy team at the Health Foundation...

Reducing inequalities in care for people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: implementation of an innovative community-based and specialist supported integrated care pathway in East Yorkshire

Yorkshire and the Humber
This innovative project from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust brings together GPs and liver specialists through an e-consult clinic, as part of an IT-based integrated care pathway for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Independent quantitative evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure in the NHS in England

Commissioned by The Health Foundation and NHS England, researchers at the University of Leicester are carrying out an independent qualitative evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in the NHS, with a quantitative evaluation of the PAM pilot by the Health's ...

The NHS 111 service for children and young people: What is the relationship between advice given and subsequent healthcare utilisation?

Will assess the feasibility of linking patient-level data on healthcare utilisation following a telephone call to NHS 111 in three London CCGs for children with common complaints that have NICE guidance associated with them (fever, diarrhoea, constipation and breathlessness). Team hope to ga...

Effect of a national programme to introduce named accountable GPs for patients aged 75 and over on continuity of care

The purpose of this observational study is to evaluate if the introduction of named accountable GPs to all patients aged 75 and above, introduced in 2014/15, had an effect on continuity of care, in particular on primary care patterns and patient care management. It will be carried out in-house by...

Adoption and large-scale spread of ELPQuIC: improving outcomes after emergency laparotomy

South east England
Led by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with evaluation by the University of Kent, this project is aiming to improve patient outcomes after emergency laparotomy through adoption of the ELPQuIC bundle.

Using metrics to predict and prevent incidents of self-harm, violence and aggression

North west England
A Mersey Care NHS Trust project, in partnership with the Advancing Quality Alliance, which will involve applying the Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework to reduce incidents of self-harm, violence and aggression. The team will use the framework to support the development of predictive metr...

A programme to spread eGFR graph Surveillance for the early Identification, Support and Treatment of people with progressive Chronic Kidney Disease (ASSIST-CKD)

Led by Kidney Research UK, this project will drive large-scale, measurable, sustainable change that reduces the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and support understanding of the clinical course of CKD by patients and primary care clinicians. The project will use a phased approach to impleme...