Health and Social Care Sustainability Research Centre

  • A new specialist unit working with a network of external academic partners across the UK to improve the research and evidence base on aspects of health and social care sustainability
  • Aiming to assist NHS and social care strategic planning, and bring about more evidence-based policymaking and a shift in focus towards longer-term system sustainability
  • Funding opportunities totalling £10m over the next five years. Further information including how to apply to be available by Autumn 2019.

The Health and Social Care Sustainability Research Centre is a new specialist unit within the Health Foundation that will work with a network of external academic partners  – sustainability research units -  in all four countries of the UK. It will produce independent projections, research and analysis, strongly rooted in robust quantitative modelling, to help ensure the long-term sustainability of health and social care in the UK. 

Alongside providing data and resources to assist NHS and social care strategic planning, it will also aim to bring about more evidence-based policymaking and a shift in focus towards longer-term system sustainability.

The Sustainability Research Centre will seek to improve our understanding of the drivers of demand for care, the resulting workforce requirements, the potential for productivity improvements, and the impact of innovations in service delivery, including new technology. It will draw on wider Health Foundation work on service innovations, as well as insights and analysis on the future impact of population risk factors and the social determinants of health.  

The Sustainability Research Centre is at conception stage and over the coming year we will engage widely with policymakers, researchers and those involved in strategy roles in the NHS and care system across the UK to continue scoping this work. This will include a number of opportunities for external research teams to become partners through commissions to work on specific aspects of sustainability. We expect to provide around £10m of funding over the next five years.

Find out more

Further information on these opportunities and how to apply will be available by Autumn 2019 and shared in our monthly email newsletter.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about the Sustainability Research Centre please get in touch at sustainabilityresearchcentre@health.org.uk 

Further reading

Blog

A new frontier

Anita Charlesworth blogs about the establishment of a new centre to provide independent projections, research and analysis to...

You might also like...

Press release

UK investing less in health care infrastructure compared to other EU countries

New analysis from the Health Foundation suggests that the UK is investing significantly less in health care capital as a shar...

Blog

Social care funding: public perceptions and preferences

Anita Charlesworth reflects on findings about public preferences for adult social care funding.

Blog

Big promises from Labour and Lib Dems, but little detail

With the Conservative party conference around the corner, and General Election anticipation at fever pitch, Ruth Thorlby diss...

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q Community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more