A review of international case studies of policy approaches to benefit population health

Research to develop international case studies highlighting examples where national, regional or local governments have introduced social policies that have sought to maximise benefits to population health through action outside the health service sector. Led by the UK Health Forum. Due to...

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 ...

Devolving health and social care in England: learning from Greater Manchester

North west England
Team principally based at the University of Manchester will be leading a research project on health and social care devolution in Greater Manchester. Two year project funded by the Health Foundation and NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester. Will explore the process of devolution, informing natio...

A transformation fund for the NHS

London
Over the coming months The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation will be exploring the concept of the transformation fund in more detail. We hope to address the question about what resource is required and to explore alternative sources of funding.

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

London
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...

Revalidation in Practice

South west England
Conducted by Dr Julian Archer at the University of Plymouth, Revalidation in Practice was an 18-month primary research study that aimed to understand and assess the impact of revalidation on clinicians and clinical practice.

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