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.

A unique partnership driving improvement with data

Newsletter feature
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30 July 2019

An interview with Martin Caunt, Programme Director for the Improvement Analytics Unit, about this unique partnership with NHS England.

Joining the dots: connecting behavioural insights to improvement, and to our humanity

Blog
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16 May 2019

Darshan Patel reflects on the lessons that behavioural insights offer to health care improvement.

The Health Foundation selects three research projects for programme exploring the use of behavioural insights in health care

News
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14 May 2019

The programme supports research that designs, tests and evaluates behavioural interventions that can improve efficiency and reduce waste within health care services in the UK.

Ambition, collaboration and creativity: learning from health improvement communities in the US

Blog
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13 May 2019

How do you bring patients, the public and health care professionals together to improve care? Sam Thomas reflects on learning from the US.

Measuring and improving the quality of NHS care for children and young people

Journal article
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9 May 2019

Measuring and improving the quality of NHS care for children and young people

A new typology for understanding context

Journal article
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18 February 2019

Qualitative exploration of the model for understanding success in quality (MUSIQ)

Successful Healthcare Improvements From Translating Evidence in complex systems (SHIFT-Evidence)

Journal article
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18 February 2019

Simple rules to guide practice and research

Translating evidence in complex systems

Journal article
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18 February 2019

A comparative review of implementation and improvement frameworks

Simple rules for evidence translation in complex systems

Journal article
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18 February 2019

A qualitative study

Criteria for evaluating programme theory diagrams in quality improvement initiatives

Journal article
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18 February 2019

A structured method for appraisal

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

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