The Nuffield Trust is an independent health think tank. We aim to improve the quality of health care in the UK by providing evidence-based research and policy analysis and informing and generating debate.

Health and care services and public services in the UK are under enormous pressures. From changes within the health care system and a country hit hard by Covid-19; local and global shortages of staff; and other external factors such as public sector austerity, and the uncertainty caused by the UK’s exit from the European Union. Our work is also challenged by increasing scepticism and a reaction against facts, evidence and research. 

We stand independent both of the NHS and of politics. We are funded largely by our own endowment, and are small enough to respond quickly to the volatile political and policy environment. We produce incisive commentary and research with three main aims: 

  • To influence policy and practice through generating and synthesising information on health and social care to facilitate both better policy and better practice. 
  • To challenge and support those involved in planning and delivering healthcare to think more creatively and innovatively about how to adapt and redesign services to meet changing patient needs; 
  • To provide information on the evidence, statistics, facts and research which politicians and policymakers use in their interventions in the health and care system in the UK. 

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Who we are, how we are run, and opportunities for joining us.

Who we are

More about what we do – and what marks us out from other organisations.

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How we are run

Information on the policies we have in place to ensure we are a fair, reliable and impactful organisation. 

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Our people

The staff and trustees that work together to produce our impactful work.

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How we are funded

Where we get our funding from and how we use it. 

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Jobs and opportunities

The Nuffield Trust is a great place to work. Find out about upcoming positions with us.

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Annual reports

Explore our outputs, activities, financial statements and achievements from the past few years.

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Complex solutions to a knotty problem

Nigel Edwards discusses the hard work needed to get our health and care system on the right track.  

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