Dominique Allwood Assistant Director

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Dominique is Assistant Director of Improvement at the Health Foundation.

Dominique and colleagues are leading exploratory work around the role of the NHS and health care in improving health. Dominique’s work has focused on improvement methods, networks and user involvement to support change and she helped to set-up the Q community. As well as working part time at the Health Foundation, Dominique also works part time as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Quality Improvement in a large teaching hospital, supporting the improvement team to address unwarranted variation.

Dominique is a public health doctor and has spent 14 years working in various parts of health care. She is passionate about improving health and care and her interests include population health, quality improvement and clinical leadership and development. Dominique was named one of HSJ’s Rising Stars in 2015. She has also been a Darzi Fellow and Prepare to Lead Alumni. 

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How the NHS can use anchor strategies to build a healthy and sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery


We look at how the NHS as an anchor institution has an essential role to play in recovering from the...

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Building healthier communities: the role of the NHS as an anchor institution

Research report

Our new report explores the ways in which NHS organisations act as anchor institutions, and their...

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The art of the possible: The role of the NHS in improving health

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Dominique Allwood outlines four ways we think the NHS can make a positive difference on health and...


Don’t we have an obligation to be guardians of health?


I’ve become deeply interested in understanding what makes people ill, how and why they use health...

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