Research

Research into the UK's health system is one of our core activities and has been since we were founded over 70 years ago. We undertake projects that will provide evidence on key areas of health and social care and which build upon our established areas of expertise.

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Rethinking outpatient services: Learning from an interactive workshop

Report

30/08/2018 Sophie Castle-Clarke | Nigel Edwards

Outpatient services in England have experienced a sharp rise in activity, leading to many STPs outlining ambitious plans to reduce activity and cut costs. This briefing, in collaboration with health leaders across the country, reveals opportunities to improve the design of services and challenges if some services should be delivered in their current form.

Improving care for people with MS: the potential of data and technology

Report

10/07/2018 Sophie Castle-Clarke | Natasha Curry | Holly Dorning | Laura Wetherly

An MS Society-commissioned report mapping out what technology is already available for people with MS, what more could be done with what is available and how data and technology could be better exploited in future to improve MS health care.

The NHS at 70: What will new technology mean for the NHS and its patients?

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28/06/2018 Sophie Castle-Clarke

To mark the BBC’s coverage of the NHS’s 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS. This, the final report from the series of five, considers the impact of technology on the health service now and into the future.

The NHS at 70: Are we expecting too much from the NHS?

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27/06/2018 Helen McKenna

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS. In this paper, we explore the public’s expectations of the NHS, the balance between meeting those expectations and living within a constrained budget, and the question of who is responsible for keeping us healthy.

The NHS at 70: Does the NHS need more money and how could we pay for it?

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26/06/2018 George Stoye

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS. This third report in a series of five asks whether despite recent developments the NHS still needs more funding, and why this might be the case.

The NHS at 70: What’s the problem with social care, and why do we need to do better?

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26/06/2018 Ruth Thorlby | Anna Starling | Catherine Broadbent | Toby Watt

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS. This report, the second in a series of five, assesses the pressures facing social care and the barriers that continue to obstruct funding reforms of the sector.

The NHS at 70: How good is the NHS?

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25/06/2018 Mark Dayan | Deborah Ward | Tim Gardner | Elaine Kelly

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS. The first in a series of five reports compares the NHS against health systems in other developed countries to ascertain its quality in an international context.

Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities

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19/06/2018 Helen Buckingham | Sarah Harvey | Laurie McMahon

A report based on our learning from the past year on developing effective estates strategies in the NHS – including practical suggestions for national bodies, local systems and third party advisors.

RSET: The rapid service evaluation team

Project

06/06/2018

Rapid evaluations of new ways of providing care.