Darshan Patel Senior Research Manager

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Darshan Patel joined the Health Foundation in March 2011 as a Research Manager. He became Senior Research Manager in January 2017.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Darshan held roles in the not-for-profit sector, including heading up an Economic Analysis and Performance Research Centre at the Learning and Skills Council. Prior to that, he was the British Dental Association’s economist for nine years. He also held numerous consultancy roles in the private sector in the earlier part of his career.


Darshan has a BSc in Economics and Statistics from UCL, an MSc in Economics from LSE and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics from the University of York.

Publications

Latest articles

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Joining the dots: connecting behavioural insights to improvement, and to our humanity

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Darshan Patel reflects on the lessons that behavioural insights offer to health care improvement.

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It’s not all about pay: Helping nurses sustain their passion through timely feedback

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What matters to those amazing nurses that work in our NHS? Pay? Somewhat, but when it comes to what...

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How research is creating new knowledge and insight

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The pursuit of knowledge and discovery has always been an intrinsic human characteristic, but when...

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Lost in translation: Can we design self-management support that delivers better value to people and systems?

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in Tokyo. Tokyo is an amazing city; it has wonderful...

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Why the NHS needs behavioural insights

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Researchers who observed a child day care centre found that on average eight parents per week were...

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Nudging towards NHS innovation

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Let’s start with a conundrum. Nine out of ten people in England would be happy to donate their...

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When it comes to person-centred care, do we need measurement or feedback? Part 2

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Last week I wrote a blog sharing my thoughts on the problematic nature of measuring the...

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When it comes to person-centred care, do we need measurement or feedback? Part 1

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The tendency to want to measure things has existed for as long as humans have walked the earth. More...

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How do choice and competition drive quality in primary care?

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A recent Financial Times news story illustrated how difficult it can be to encourage competition as...

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Let's talk about palliative care

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This month’s Health Affairs contains a touching narrative by Amy Berman, a US health foundation...

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Can doing the right thing give the wrong impression?

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If you are using readmission rates to measure hospital performance the answer is 'maybe'... A recent...

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