The Nuffield Trust work programme is made up of a number of strategic themes. From time to time we ask other organisations exploring topics of mutual interest to work with us and we support this by making specific grants for research projects.

We have focused our recent grant-making on research studies aligned with our core health reform priorities – see Our Work for further details.

We do not have an open call for research grants. However, we are interested to hear of others working in areas related to our core priorities.

Examples of recent projects that have been funded and commissioned by the Nuffield Trust include: 

  • Funding and performance of healthcare systems in the four countries of the UK before and after devolution: in partnership with researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast, we conducted a high-profile study of UK health care performance. The report, published in January 2010, received widespread interest in Parliament and the media but, more importantly, revealed critical inconsistencies in data collected across the UK by the Office for National Statistics, which the Nuffield Trust helped to resolve. Read more about this project.
  • The quest for efficiency in the English NHS: alongside our own researchers, we have commissioned researchers from organisations including the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and Imperial College to help us conduct a comprehensive programme of research that is aiming to help the NHS respond to the financial challenges ahead. Read more about this project.

For further information, please contact us via email. Please ensure that you tell us how your work will fit into our strategic work programme.

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