Improvement research Improvement research, also known as improvement science, is about finding out how to improve and make changes in the most effective way

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Improvement research is a crucial strand of the work that we do at the Health Foundation. It involves systematically examining the methods and factors that best help to facilitate quality improvement.

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

UK Centre for Evidence Implementation in Adult Social Care

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

A combined effort for autism: lessons from the community for the health system

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26 September 2019

Research shows 88% of autistic people do not think their needs are understood by health professionals. Emily Niner and Oliver Smithson explain why a collaborative approach is required for improvement.

Knowing is not enough

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26 September 2019

…we need to pass our knowledge on to drive forward policy and practice. Here's what the Health Foundation is doing.

Acting on the evidence to empower young people with asthma

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26 September 2019

Dr Mosler's project developed a theatre workshop, transforming awareness and attitudes about asthma among young people.

Making time to talk: the challenge of spreading knowledge

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26 September 2019

Dr Nicola Burgess on the practical value of creating formal spaces to spread informal knowledge within organisations.

How can research findings influence policy on health?

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26 September 2019

Stephen Aldridge on the ways that researchers and policymakers can work more closely together to influence policy on health.

The Health Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council partner to support a new UK Centre to enhance the use of research evidence in adult social care

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9 September 2019

The Centre will aim to increase the use of high quality research evidence to improve and support innovation within adult social care.

Evaluating the impact of health care interventions using routine data

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2 August 2019

Journal article published in the BMJ.

Simulation TRaining for Operative vaginal Birth Evaluation

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2 August 2019

Study protocol for an observational stepped-wedge interrupted time-series study.

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

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