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


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


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


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


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?

International comparisons of health and wellbeing in early childhood


15/03/2018 Dr Ronny Cheung

How do health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK compare with other similar countries on key measures such as immunisation, birth weight, mortality rates, breastfeeding and obesity?

Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2017: Results and trends from the British Social Attitudes survey


28/02/2018 Ruth Robertson | John Appleby | Harry Evans

Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund present results and analysis from the annual British Social Attitudes survey. This year's results show a sharp, alarming drop in public satisfaction with the NHS.

Integrated care pioneers evaluation



As part of the wider evaluation led by the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU), we are aiming to provide a high-level assessment of whether pioneer areas are showing any differential change in a series of readily available indicators.

Hospital-wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment



The aim of this project is to inform NHS managers, clinicians, patients and the public about how best to organise hospital services for frail older people. The project is being carried out in collaboration with clinical investigators at the Universities of Leicester, Southampton and Newcastle and with health economists at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Evaluating Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care programme



Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme brings together voluntary, health and social care services to provide personalised support to older people. We have been commissioned by Age UK to provide an independent view on whether the scheme can reduce avoidable hospital care.

Prisoner health



Understanding prisoners’ health care needs, their use of health care services and the quality of care received.