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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.

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Building capability to improve safety

August 2014 Event report
This report summarises a May 2014 workshop discussion. It also provides examples of approaches and activities for building safety improvement capability that were shared with workshop participants.
05 August 2014

Focus on: A&E attendances

July 2014 QualityWatch publication
This report from our QualityWatch programme, in partnership with the Nuffield Trust, looks at patterns of A&E activity, the nature of the increased demand and what has driven waiting times upwards.
24 July 2014

Improvement collaboratives in health care

July 2014 Evidence scan
This evidence scan explores research about whether collaboratives help to improve quality in health care and the factors that may be key to their success.
23 July 2014
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Closing the Gap through Changing Relationships: evaluation

June 2014 Research
This independent evaluation of the programme explores how and whether seven projects were able to change relationships between people who use health services and those who provide them, and identifies key barriers to, and promoters of, success.
18 June 2014

Focus On: Antidepressant prescribing

May 2014 QualityWatch publication
This QualityWatch report examines long-term trends in antidepressant prescribing and explores the impact of the financial crisis and subsequent recession on antidepressant prescribing by GPs.
28 May 2014

Spreading improvement ideas

May 2014 Evidence scan
This evidence scan summarises empirical research about what works to spread ideas in health care in order to advance improvement.
15 May 2014
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Measuring what really matters

April 2014 Thought paper
In this thought paper, Dr Alf Collins puts forward ideas about how to ensure that what matters to people is always taken into account in order to develop a coherent person-centred measurement system.
30 April 2014

Practical guide: A framework for measuring and monitoring safety

April 2014 Quick guide
This practical guide aims to support NHS organisations to apply a framework for measuring and monitoring safety developed from learning from the literature as well as a survey of current practice.
30 April 2014

The four health systems of the United Kingdom: how do they compare?

April 2014 Research
This report, published by the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, assesses the performance of the NHS on the quality of patient care in all four UK countries since devolution.
11 April 2014

BMJ Quality & Safety: a collection of key articles

April 2014 Research
This is a special collection of the best articles published in BMJ Quality & Safety in 2013. The journal aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking to improve the quality of health care and the science of improvement, and this collection ...
08 April 2014
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