Effective regulation is held to be one of the foundations of high quality, safe patient care. It aims to improve performance and quality, provide assurance that acceptable standards are achieved, and ensure accountability for levels of performance and value for money.

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

How can the NHS make the most of risk prediction tools?

30 August 2019

If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and better care. But could using AI also inadvertently make health inequalities worse?

Automation and digital technology in the NHS of the future

Newsletter feature
25 June 2019

We spoke to Dr Indra Joshi from NHSX about how increased use of technology could help to reshape future NHS care. 

A welcome sweetener?

4 March 2019

Will the new sugary drinks levy change our attitudes and behaviour?

Simpler, clearer, more stable: Making accountability work across health and social care

20 October 2016

Accountability is not just of theoretical interest: it matters in the real world. The present arrangements for health and social care are complicated enough as it is, and the increasing trend towards ...

Regulation in the NHS and other high risk industries

Research project

Research aims to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the current approach to regulation in the NHS and compares the approach in healthcare with that of other high risk industries. Aims to lay the ...

The Health Foundation selects six projects to explore key policy issues

Improvement project

Six policy projects have been selected as part of the Health Foundation’s new Policy Challenge Fund, covering a range of topics. The programme aims to generate insight to support and inform policymake...

On the brink: Identifying, integrating and responding to the early warnings of organisational failure

Improvement project

Project led by the University of Oxford and supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Focuses on how to detect and respond to the early signals of failures in health care, before ris...

Changing together – brokering constructive conversations

Improvement project

Project led by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), PPL and the Institute for Government; supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Due summer 2016. Focuses on how best t...

The best of both worlds? Bringing together Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority

26 August 2015

Will they or won’t they? The long-running, on again/off again relationship saga is a device familiar from far too many long-running television series to list here. I’m currently more interested in wha...

Revalidation in Practice

Research project

Conducted by Dr Julian Archer at the University of Plymouth, Revalidation in Practice was an 18-month primary research study that aimed to understand and assess the impact of revalidation on clinician...

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