Improvement projects that we fund We support front-line teams who are working to improve health and social care


Over the last 10 years, we have given grants and practical support to hundreds of UK-wide teams, helping them test and develop innovative ideas and spread improvements in care.

In a resource-constrained environment, people working in health and social care need the space to design and test new ideas. 

The Health Foundation encourages and supports good ideas coming from the health and social care system and we run programmes on specific themes, such as safety, person-centred care and the flow of patients

Featured projects

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IRISi – Scaling And replicating IRIS through social licensing

This project​ will use social franchising and licensing to scale up and replicate IRIS, a successful...

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Implementation of Redthread’s hospital-based Youth Violence Intervention Programme

This project supports young people who attend hospital because of a violence-related injury in...

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PReCePT2: Reducing brain injury through improving uptake of magnesium sulphate in preterm deliveries

This project aims to increase uptake of magnesium sulphate to protect babies’ brains during...

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Scaling up virtual consultations across the NHS

This project aims to spread the use of outpatient video consultations. It will create a virtual...

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Home monitoring of hypertension in pregnancy via an innovative app

This project aims to reduce the number of hospital visits that pregnant women with high blood...

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Live Well coaches in primary care

This project aimed to scale up and coordinate access to social and healthy behaviour change support.

Our latest programmes


Common Ambition

A programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health...


Q Exchange

Activating ideas together through Q's new funding programme

We have run programmes supporting improvement across a wide range of topics and areas of care. Find out about our other programmes, including opportunities to apply for funding. 

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We fund high quality improvement projects across a range of topics.

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