Funding, news and events from December 2018

13 December 2018


Unfinished business: New report assessing progress in cancer care

The Health Foundation, in collaboration with Professor Sir Mike Richards, recently published a major report assessing progress in cancer care over the past twenty years. The report sets out recommendations to help bring up outcomes and survival rates in line with the rest of Europe.

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New report: A place to grow

We worked with young people from five places across the UK to explore the key issues impacting on young people’s health. From lack of job opportunities to expensive or inaccessible transport options, we heard repeated concerns this is having on health and wellbeing. Our towns and cities have an untapped resource of engaged and optimistic young people who have the potential to make vast contribution to their communities if given the chance.

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Webinar on spreading innovation and improvement

On 18 January 2019 we’re hosting a webinar focusing on spreading innovation and improvement in the NHS. By registering, you will have the chance to hear from a panel of experts who will delve into the findings of our latest report ‘The spread challenge’. The session will also offer participants the chance to hear practical examples of successful spread and offer tips on how to support the more effective uptake of new ideas.

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QualityWatch is a Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation programme, providing independent scrutiny into how the quality of health and social care is changing over time. We have recently launched a new website. 

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GenerationQ leadership programme open for applications

We're inviting senior leaders in the health service to apply for our part-time funded leadership development programme, GenerationQ. On the 18-month programme, GenerationQ Fellows achieve a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) from Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. The programme closes for applications on 14 January 2019.

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Advancing Applied Analytics programme open for applications in January

The third round of our programme aiming to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services opens for applications on Thursday 17 January 2019. We’re offering £750,000 of funding to support up to 12 project teams across the UK over 15 months.

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Research report

Unfinished business

What has changed in cancer care in England over the past two decades? What has worked well, or less well, and why?

Learning report

A place to grow

The second report in the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry, exploring site visits to five locations ar...


Advancing Applied Analytics

This programme offers £750,000 of funding to support up to 12 project teams aiming to improve analytical capability in suppor...

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