Competition policy in five European countries

Project led by the University of York, supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. The final report focuses on the use of competition policies in health systems across five European countries (France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal), and how learning from these co...

On the brink: Identifying, integrating and responding to the early warnings of organisational failure

Project led by the University of Oxford and supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Focuses on how to detect and respond to the early signals of failures in health care, before risks develop into major failures. Will review a wide range of relevant literature and interv...

Population change and the provision and use of NHS maternity services

Project led by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Due summer 2016. Focuses on understanding how NHS services respond to increased demand without a corresponding increase in available resources. Will analyse the effect of p...

Changing together – brokering constructive conversations

Project led by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), PPL and the Institute for Government; supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Due summer 2016. Focuses on how best to create constructive conversations between local services and communities to transform serv...

‘Hospitals Must Close’: A four system comparison of policy for constructive conversations on controversial service changes

Project led by the University of Edinburgh and supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Due autumn 2016. Aims to increase understanding of good policy and practice in closing hospitals in the four UK nations. Will produce insight into a highly controversial subject area ...

Public sector failure: Lessons for health care policymakers

Project led by the University of Leicester and supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Due autumn 2016. Focuses on how failure is identified, managed and prevented in non-health public services and what lessons health policy can draw from their approaches. Will develop ...