Martin Caunt

Programme Director for Improvement Analytics Unit

Improvement analytics unit (IAU)

Organisation: NHS England


Martin is the Programme Director for Improvement Analytics Unit and Senior Analytical Lead, NHS England.

Martin has been the Programme Director of the Improvement Analytics Unit, a partnership between the Health Foundation and NHS England, since March 2016. He leads a team of highly skilled analysts from the two organisations to develop the capability in the NHS to use routine data sets and advanced analytical methods to improve decision making in health and social care.

Martin joined NHS England in 2015 from the Department of Health where he was a policy and programme management professional in Adult Social Care for three years.

Martin completed an MSc Operational Research at Southampton University and has significant experience of applying analysis to support decision makers in defence, consultancy and the public sector.


  • Member of the Operational Research and Evaluation Society
  • School Governor


Latest articles


The impact of providing enhanced support for Sutton Homes of Care residents

This report examines the effect of the Sutton Homes of Care vanguard on hospital use for new residents who moved into one of ...


Evaluating complex change: The role of formative evaluation

Formative evaluation during the early stages of programme development can inspire us to look again, ask questions and identif...


The impact of integrated care teams on hospital use in North East Hampshire and Farnham

This briefing examines the early effects on hospital use of introducing multidisciplinary integrated care teams in North East...

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