Access Access to health care services can have an impact on quality of care and people’s health outcomes


There are many factors that could help or hinder people’s access to good quality health care services. For example, age, ethnicity, economic circumstances, or geographic location.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand

Press release
9 November 2019

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

More people report waiting too long for GP appointments

Press release
15 July 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS England's GP Patient Survey

NHS cancer waiting times in 2018/19 the worst since targets were set

Press release
9 May 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS monthly performance statistics

New report shows the extreme pressures the NHS is under

Press release
22 March 2019

Health Foundation response to NAO report on waiting times for cancer and elective care.

Achieving high-quality universal health coverage

Journal article
21 March 2019

A perspective from the National Health Service in England

Performance against the 4 hour A&E target has fallen to its lowest level on record

Press release
14 February 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS Monthly Performance Statistics for February 2019

Radical rethink required to close gap on cancer survival between England and comparable countries

Press release
27 November 2018

Early diagnosis and investment in diagnostics must be a priority, says a major report out today.

How well do I know and trust my doctor?

Improvement project

This project involves introducing team-based models of primary care in which micro-teams take responsibility for a group of patients and share their care.

Continuity by design

Improvement project

This project aims to help patients to develop a therapeutic relationship with their preferred clinician by introducing micro-teams and implementing systems that match clinical capacity to demand.

General practice and the multiple conditions challenge

9 November 2018

In this blog, GP Rebecca Fisher explores the challenges in helping patients to manage multiple conditions.

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