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...

‘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 ...

Closing the gap in paediatric safety evaluation

London
A team from the Anna Freud Centre led by Dr Jessica Deighton are carrying out an evaluation of the Closing the gap in paediatric safety project, part of our Closing the Gap in Patient Safety programme.

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.

Implementing the Six Core Strategies (6CS) – UK evaluation

London
Led by Professor Richard Whittington, University of Central Lancashire, a team is undertaking an evaluation of the Implementing the Six Core Strategies (6CS) – UK project, part of our Closing the Gap in Patient Safety programme.

Closing the Gap in Patient Safety: Evaluation of FRAILsafe

London
The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Northwest London (CLAHRC NWL) is conducting an evaluation of the Frailsafe intervention which aims to improve safety for frail older patients in acute medical units. 

Insight 2013: What self-management outcomes matter most to patients, family care-givers, healthcare professionals and commissioners?

South east England
Led by Sara Demain, University of Southampton, this research aims to identify areas of consensus and difference about what self-management outcomes matter most to different stakeholders. 

Tom Woodcock, Improvement Science Fellow

London
Tom has a PhD in mathematics and is currently Principal Information Analyst/ Programme Lead for the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) at Imperial College London. He sees health care as a perfect avenue for translating his theoretical concepts into tangible ...

Sharon Williams, Improvement Science Fellow

Wales
Sharon completed her PhD in 2004, focusing on lean and supply chain management in the UK furniture industry. During the latter stages of her study she began looking at how health care might be affected by similar themes and in 2008 she began lecturing and researching lean in health care at Warwic...

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