Preparing for surgery: The community pre-habilitation and wellbeing project (the PREP-WELL Project)

This project aims to improve patient health and fitness prior to surgery, leading to improved outcomes postoperatively.

Development and evaluation of a renal learning health system across inner east London

This project aims to increase GP confidence in disease management and improve identification of patients at risk of chronic kidney disease progression.

Partners in birth: Empowering women to achieve physiological birth and reduce interventions

This project aims to educate and motivate expectant parents to be informed and become active participants in the birth process.

Integrating primary, community and social care services within an extended primary care team

This project is aiming to improve service delivery and quality of life for patients by ensuring they see the right person, in the right place, at the right time.

The Future of Healthcare

South east England
The research is a collaboration between Oxford Internet Institute, The Oxford Department of Engineering Science, and the Oxford Martin School. This project looks at the automation of work in general practice surgeries. The project aims for the discovery of novel applications of automation ...

Translating Improvement Skills: Helping GP practice-based pharmacists (PBPs) to implement their improvement skills: assessing the value of a community of practice (CoP) model

Exploring the translation of improvement skills and knowledge gained through training, into action on the front line Led by Professor Alison Bullock at the University of Cardiff Due to complete in May 2017 The Health Foundation is working with Professor Alison Bullock at the Universit...

OpenPrescribing: using GP prescriptions data to reduce wasteful prescribing

The project team is drawing on behavioural insights to design a range of approaches for encouraging GPs and practice managers to engage with the prescriptions data available on the OpenPrescribing website. They will test methods including peer comparison tools, cost savings calculators, feedba...

Sepsis Smart: An interactive educational video to highlight sepsis diagnostic errors

South east England
A Spreading Improvement project run by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, the UK Sepsis Trust and film producer Martin Percy. A resource for use across the UK. Will develop and disseminate an interactive educational video to highlight sepsis diagnostic errors, covering the whole sepsi...

Independent review of GP quality indicators

The project was a review of how improvements can be made in the collection of data on the overall quality of care offered by GP practices to different patient groups.  The research, which was commissioned by the Department of Health, was undertaken by the Policy team at the Health Foundation...

MISSION COPD: Modern Innovative SolutionS in Improving Outcomes iN COPD

South east England
MISSION-COPD is an innovative model of COPD assessment and care that aims to identify people with poorly controlled COPD so that they can be diagnosed and treated earlier.