Supporting health care improvement We identify, support and fast-track promising ideas to improve health care, bridging the gap between policy and practice to help create the right conditions for change in the NHS.

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We work with frontline clinical teams, patient communities and health care systems across the UK to test new approaches and to spread what works so that all patients can benefit.

In the last 15 years, we have learned a great deal about how to make change happen in health care, investing over £200m in grants and research in this area, and in connecting over 4,000 people as part of our Q community.

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Patients and machines: does technology help or hinder empathy and person-centred care?

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Tim Horton and Tom Hardie explore empathy and person-centredness in the context of technology and AI...

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Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

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During the pandemic, the NHS has rolled out technologies at impressive speed. But what will need...

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Anchors in a storm

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COVID-19 has galvanised many institutions, including the NHS, into more purposefully influencing...

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Quality improvement made simple

April 2021
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Updated in 2021, this third edition outlines what you need to know about health care quality...

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Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

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COVID-19 has significantly changed the context in which the NHS operates. Here, we bring together...

Partnerships to support quality improvement

We have invested in flagship partnerships and initiatives to build capability and the evidence base for improvement.

Improvement projects that we fund

We support front-line teams across the UK who are working to improve health and social care.

The contribution of the health and care system to improving health

As part of our work to support improvements in health care, we have been exploring the wider contribution that health care services can make to improving health through an increased focus on prevention, health inequalities and tackling the social determinants of health.

Improvement in general practice

A collection of resources and funded projects focusing on quality improvement in general practice.

Useful publications and resources on quality improvement

We aim to share best practice and knowledge on quality improvement, from how to spread new ideas to developing approaches to evaluation.

Health care improvement fellowships

Our fellowship programmes are designed for future and senior leaders who are passionate about improving the quality of health and care.

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Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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The Q community

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

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