Programmes Our programmes test out new ideas for improving the quality of health care and fund research


Our aim is to take the best ideas and encourage uptake throughout the NHS, and publish research findings that will be useful to both policy and practice.

Strengthening Social Care Analytics

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This programme offers £300,000 of funding to support up to five project teams addressing key challenges to help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath.

COVID-19 Research Programme


The Health Foundation has launched a new research programme, which seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas.

Common Ambition


A programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care. 

Catalyst Projects


An initiative to improve patient care through data-driven health and care decisions.

UK Centre for Evidence Implementation in Adult Social Care


Applications are now open for Intentions to submit and full proposals should be submitted by 16:00 on 29 January 2019.

The Networked Data Lab


A collaborative network of analytical teams across the UK working together using linked datasets on key issues facing health and care services today.  

Shaping Places for Healthier Lives


A joint grant programme with the Local Government Association for councils to work with partners from their local area to take action to improve health and address health inequalities through tackling...

Shaping Health Futures


A programme to support health and social care policymakers to prepare better for the future.

Insight Research Programme 2019


This £1.6m programme will fund projects that research the development and use of data as a mechanism for improving health care quality. Applications open in April 2019. 

Hospital Pathways


Five trusts took part in this programme during 2010/11. It aimed to achieve a breakthrough in patient and family experience, focusing on developing patient-centred care alongside strong staff engageme...

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

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