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

Report

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

Report

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: 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

Report

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.

Safe working in a 7-day service. Experience of hip fracture care as documented by the UK National Hip Fracture Database

Journal article

22/05/2018

Analysis of care and mortality of patients admitted with hip fracture on weekends compared to weekdays, and their relationship to the organisation of care.

What can England learn from the long-term care system in Japan?

Report

09/05/2018 Natasha Curry | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Nina Hemmings

In anticipation of the green paper this summer, what lessons can be drawn from a country that has demonstrated it is possible to achieve fundamental social care reform despite formidable demographic, economic and social pressures?

Patient-centred care for older people with complex needs: Evaluation of a new care model in outer east London

Report

26/04/2018 Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Helen Crump | Sandeepa Arora | Holly Holder | Rob Meaker

This study evaluates a ‘one-stop’ primary care service within three London boroughs for older people with complex health care needs.

Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicated primary care service in outer east London

Report

04/04/2018 Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Helen Crump | Natasha Curry | Dr Charlotte Paddison | Rob Meaker

The study indicates that providing residents of care homes with increased GP access and continuity of primary care more generally may help to reduce hospital admissions.

Managing the hospital and social care interface: interventions targeting older adults

Report

27/03/2018 Holly Holder | Stephanie Kumpunen | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Silvia Lombardo

Given the national policy drive for better integrated care across sectors, what examples already exist of individual hospitals and social care providers working together to reduce delayed transfers of care, length of hospital stay and admissions for older people - and how successful are they?