Health care quality analysis

Publications, briefings and blogs about health care quality and demand in the UK

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We believe everyone in the UK should be able to access high-quality health care so they can live long and healthy lives.

By high-quality care, we mean it should be safe, effective, person-centred, timely, efficient and equitable.

The public expects care to be accessible when they need it, and that their quality of care should not be dependent on their health condition, their doctor or provider, where they live, their background, or their financial and other resources.

But there is a rising demand for NHS care, in part due to the growing population living with long-term conditions, and a growing older population.  

Our aim is to provide insight to inform national policymakers how they can strategically improve quality – and the actions needed to support the NHS and patients to access the data that will help them understand quality of care

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

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14 February 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS Monthly Performance Statistics for February 2019

Too many cancers are still being diagnosed too late

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24 January 2019

The Health Foundation responds to ONS cancer survival statistics.

NHS coping under pressure so far this winter

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10 January 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS Monthly Performance Statistics for January 2019.

The diagnosis you fear to make and fear to miss

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19 December 2018

A GP’s perspective on the tough decisions she faces diagnosing cancer.

The NHS should provide better support for people living with multiple conditions

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18 December 2018

Health Foundation response to new ONS data release.

Latest data shows health system struggling against strong tides

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13 December 2018

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics.

Older people living alone are 50% more likely to visit A&E than those who live with others

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13 December 2018

Our latest research explores the connection between older people living alone and health care use.

Identifying the active ingredients for success

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6 December 2018

Adam Steventon, Director of Data Analytics, welcomes new investment in community health care teams but encourages the NHS to build on past evaluations.

As pressure on services continues to build, performance falls against targets

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29 November 2018

Health Foundation response to NHS Improvement quarterly performance data

A plan to sustain and scale the new care models

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28 November 2018

The team at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy introduce their 2-year study on the progress and challenges associated with integrated care models.

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