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.


Research report

What the system can do

November 2016
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This report reviews the wide range of mechanisms that national bodies use to achieve their policy...


Is the NHS becoming more person-centred?

March 2015

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


Supporting self-management

12 October 2018

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

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

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


Creating healthy lives


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

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

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