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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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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

Is the NHS getting safer?

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March 2015 Briefing
This overview considers how the NHS has performed over the current parliament in relation to patient safety. We look at data relating to reported incidents and harm, episodes of care free of certain types of harm, and patient and staff perceptions of...
20 March 2015

Are people waiting longer for health care?

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March 2015 Briefing
This overview considers the performance of the NHS in England in providing timely access to health care during the current parliament. We look at available data on waiting time targets across key services, including accident and emergency (A&E), ...
20 March 2015

How does the NHS compare with health systems in other countries?

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March 2015 Briefing
This overview looks at the use of international comparisons, and examines how the NHS compares with other countries’ health systems in a number of key areas.
20 March 2015
Constructive comfort

Constructive comfort: accelerating change in the NHS

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February 2015 Policy analysis
This report asks how best to design national policy on the NHS to accelerate improvements to health care.
26 February 2015
 
 
 
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