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Publications

Health Foundation publications present knowledge and ideas gained from our research, improvement programmes and other areas of work. All of our publications are available to download. Hard copies of many publications can also be ordered free of charge.

This section lists all our publications. Use the filters below to search the list by keyword, topic or publication type.

QualityWatch publications

If you're looking for QualityWatch publications, from our joint research project with the Nuffield Trust, please visit www.qualitywatch.org.uk.

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Glaziers and window breakers: The role of the Secretary of State for Health, in their own words

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May 2015 Policy analysis
This book contains interviews with ten former health secretaries, asking what is the role of the Secretary of State for Health? What should it be? What was it when you were there?
27 May 2015

Five ways we can help

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April 2015 Corporate publication
This short guide provides an introduction to the past, present and future work of the Health Foundation. It is specifically designed to highlight resources useful to those embarking on large-scale health care change.
22 April 2015

Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health care

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April 2015 Research
This report summarises the theory and evidence behind asset-based approaches in health, care and wellbeing and gives details of six case studies, describing these approaches in action.
13 April 2015

Hospital finances and productivity: in a critical condition?

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April 2015 Research
This report examines the financial performance, efficiency and productivity of NHS providers, focusing on hospitals.
07 April 2015

Evolution, revolution or confusion? Competition and privatisation in the NHS

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March 2015 Briefing
This briefing considers seven key questions relating to competition and the extent to which non-NHS providers should play a role in the health system – often described as ‘privatisation’.
27 March 2015

Evaluation: what to consider

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March 2015 Quick guide
This quick guide answers some of the most commonly asked questions about how those new to the topic might approach evaluation of quality improvement in health care
26 March 2015

Using communications approaches to spread improvement

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March 2015 Quick guide
This practical guide introduces key concepts about spreading ideas, and the role communications approaches can play. It suggests practical actions you can take to effectively communicate and spread your improvement work.
26 March 2015

Swimming against the tide? The quality of NHS services during the current parliament

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March 2015 Briefing
This briefing summarises trends in the quality of NHS care in England since the 2010 general election.
20 March 2015

Is mental health care improving?

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March 2015 Briefing
This overview uses the available data to assess the quality of health care services for people with mental health problems in England.
20 March 2015

Is the NHS becoming more person-centred?

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March 2015 Briefing
This overview examines how the NHS in England has performed over this parliament in relation to indicators that reflect person-centred care. We consider a range of measures including: dignity, respect and compassion; patient involvement in decisions;...
20 March 2015
 
 
 
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