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QualityWatch This research programme provides independent scrutiny into how the quality of health and social care is changing


QualityWatch is a joint research programme from the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, which we hope will both augment and inform the work of other statutory national bodies and initiatives.

QualityWatch aims to:

  • provide an authoritative resource on the overall quality of health and social care
  • independently monitor and comment on changes over time
  • highlight areas where improvement is possible 
  • contribute to improving measures of quality.

Key elements of the programme include over 200 care quality indicators, regular commentary and  an annual statement on quality.

You can also follow QualityWatch on Twitter at @Quality_Watch.

Featured content

An archive of QualityWatch reports from 2017 and earlier is available below. For the latest resources and analysis from this programme of work, visit the QualityWatch website.

Qualitywatch archive

Quality at a cost

  • QualityWatch
  • December 2016

Quality at a cost is the fourth annual statement from QualityWatch, a joint research programme from the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation.


Consensus on quality

  • QualityWatch
  • December 2015

A QualityWatch summary of a study to gather consensus from a range of stakeholder groups on what they felt was important to measure in order to understand the quality of healthcare.


Closer to Critical?

  • QualityWatch
  • November 2015

The third QualityWatch annual statement, it aims to help policymakers, health care leaders, patient groups and others make sense of quality across health and social care, primarily in England.

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