Suzanne Wood Improvement Fellow

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Suzanne Wood is an Improvement Fellow in the Improvement team. She joined the Health Foundation in July 2013.

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Suzanne worked as a Policy Manager at the General Medical Council. Suzanne has also worked in a variety of legal and policy roles in Australia and Ireland.

Suzanne studied at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she gained her law degree and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in politics. 

Suzanne is the lead for person-centred care at the Health Foundation and has authored several publications as part of the Realising the Value programme which the Foundation jointly led with Nesta between 2015-2017. Suzanne is currently working with colleagues to develop work on the contribution of the NHS to improving the wider health of people and communities.

Publications

Research report

What the system can do

November 2016
Research report

This report reviews the wide range of mechanisms that national bodies use to achieve their policy...

Briefing

Is the NHS becoming more person-centred?

March 2015
Briefing

This overview examines how the NHS in England has performed over this parliament in relation to...

Blog

Supporting self-management

12 October 2018
Blog

Improvement Fellow Suzanne Wood explores the potential impact of investing in self-management.

Latest articles

Newsletter blog

Caring for our carers: what can COVID-19 teach us about NHS staff wellbeing?

Newsletter blog

The pandemic has led to a massive focus on the need to look after the wellbeing of staff. NHS...

Analysis

Creating healthy lives

Analysis

This publication makes the case for an ambitious, whole-government approach to long-term investment...

Research report

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...

Newsletter blog

Zooming out to improve health

Newsletter blog

When focusing on prevention, it’s about ‘stepping back and zooming out to take in a wider...

Blog

Supporting self-management

Blog

Improvement Fellow Suzanne Wood explores the potential impact of investing in self-management.

Blog

Empowering people and communities

Blog

There is a growing policy focus on how to empower and engage people and communities in their own...

Research report

What the system can do

Research report

This report reviews the wide range of mechanisms that national bodies use to achieve their policy...

Learning report

Realising the value

Learning report

This final report from the Realising the Value programme puts forward ten key actions – focused both...

Research report

At the heart of health: Realising the value of people and communities

Research report

Explores the value of people and communities at the heart of health, in support of the NHS Five Year...

Blog

Shared decision making: skills trump tools, attitudes trump all

Blog

Two weeks ago we brought together over 100 people to mark the end of our MAGIC programme, which...

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