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.

Think yourself into a new way of acting

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11 May 2020

Will Warburton calls for innovative approaches to understand, assess, learn from and sustain the effective changes that have rapidly been put in place by the NHS.

Towards a greener NHS?

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22 April 2020

Tom Hardie explores health implications of climate change and explores how NHS can work towards net zero on carbon emissions.

Improving the success of complex technology-supported change: digitisation and empirical testing of the NASSS-CAT tools

Research project

A project by the University of Oxford that will involve the co-design of electronic versions of the NASSS-CAT tools to support implementation and evaluation of digital health projects, such as virtual...

Four projects selected to be part of programme on bridging the gap between research and actionable learning

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15 April 2020

The Health Foundation has selected four research project teams to take part in its £400,000 Evidence into Practice programme.

Valuing the health and wellbeing of lower paid NHS staff

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24 February 2020

James de Boisanger explores work-related health problems among lower paid staff in the NHS.

UK Centre for Evidence Implementation in Adult Social Care

Programme

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.

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.

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.

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