Measurement planning tool

Research to support the development, testing and evaluation of a web version of the Measurement Planning Tool. The original tool was designed to help healthcare Quality Improvement teams plan measurement effectively.

Independent review of GP quality indicators

London
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...

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 ...

Making safety visible evaluation

A team led by Professor Stephen Campbell at Manchester University are carrying out an evaluation of the Making safety visible project, part of our Closing the Gap in Patient Safety programme.

Using and removing national performance targets in the NHS

London
Undertaken by the policy team at the Health Foundation, this research aims to create a resource to support policymakers in setting better national performance targets for the NHS, and make more effective cases for changing existing targets that are no longer helpful.

Insight 2014: Data linkage across ambulance services and acute trusts: assessing the potential for improving patient care

London
This project, led by the London Ambulance Service, aims to link hospitals and ambulance service data to support improvements in patient care.

Insight 2014: Data integration for hospital unit quality monitoring and improvement

This project, led by King’s College London, focuses on the emergency department and the older person’s unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and aims to improve the monitoring of quality and performance within hospital units.

Developing measures to improve ambulance service safety during the ‘window of care’

North west England
A North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust project, in partnership with the Advancing Quality Alliance, which involves applying the Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework to the ‘window of care’ (from receipt of the 999 call to arrival at hospital) for ambulance services. The project will deve...

A whole system approach to using data to improve safety in acute mental health services

Scotland
An NHS Tayside project, run in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, which will test the Safety Measurement and Monitoring within general adult acute psychiatry services. The team will use the framework to inform and drive improvements in the safety of adult acute mental health servic...

Frail older people and safety across the continuum of care

Scotland
An NHS Borders project, run in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, which will test the Safety Measurement and Monitoring across a pathway spanning primary, secondary and social care services, focusing on older people. The work will involve developing a set of measures to assess perf...

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