Get ideas and inspiration from our research projects

We fund research around the UK into quality improvement in health and health care. Our listing has a range of categories you can search by to help you find work that we've funded that relates to the areas you're interested in. 

We want a healthier UK population

We want to change the conversation to focus on health as an asset, rather than ill health as a burden. 

The Health Foundation’s programme of work on healthy lives complements our portfolio of work to improve health care delivery, and draws on our experience of making change happen in complex systems.

Chart of the month

What data do our economics team think is interesting enough to make it 'Chart of the month'? Explore our back catalogue of charts, data and other interesting figures on key health issues.

What does the public think about NHS and social care services?

Journal articles

View all journal articles from Health Foundation funded research.

Informing public policy

We want to ensure that public policy development is informed by impartial analysis and evidence and that health policy maintains or improves quality in the short term, transforms NHS care for the medium to long term and achieves financial balance.


QualityWatch is a joint research programme from the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust, monitoring how the quality of health and social care is changing over time. We're tracking more than 270 quality indicators to find out whether health and social care quality in England is getting better or worse.

Realising the Value

View all the reports, tools and blogs from our Realising the Value programme.

Policy Navigator

Explore the history of NHS reform with our dedicated microsite, including timelines of six key policy themes.

Screenshot of Policy Navigator homepage

Improvement research

Improvement science researches effective techniques, strategies and theories that can then be used widely by many teams in different settings to undertake quality improvement well. Find out more about our work in this important area and our plans for a new institute.


BMJ Quality & Safety

The Health Foundation co-owns the BMJ Quality and Safety journal with the BMJ Group.

The journal aims to advance research and generate new thinking in the areas of quality and safety of health care, and the science of improvement.