This report summarises our work during 2017 and sets out our plans for 2018. It also contains our financial statements for 2017.

Download the 2017 annual report and financial statements.

During 2017, we focused on ways to bring about better health and health care for people living in the UK. We awarded grants to improve health care, carried out research and analysis, invested in long-term change initiatives and enabled collaboration through our networks.

We built on the lessons and insights from our work in previous years and continued to work towards our two main strategic objectives:

  • to improve health care delivery
  • a healthier UK population.

This annual report presents a selection of our activities and achievements during 2017. We have structured this report around the two strategic objectives above. Most of our spending in 2017 was on improving health care delivery, which the financial statements reflect.