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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Comparison of control charts for monitoring clinical performance using binary data

Journal article


Time series charts are increasingly used by clinical teams to monitor their performance, but statistical control charts are not widely used, partly due to uncertainty about which chart to use. Although there is a large literature on methods, there are few systematic comparisons of charts for detecting changes in rates of binary clinical performance data.

Summary booklets on lessons for large-scale general practice


13/09/2017 Dr Rebecca Rosen | Stephanie Kumpunen | Natasha Curry | Dr Alisha Davies | Dr Luisa Pettigrew | Lucia Kossarova

Booklets to accompany our report from July 2016.

Sustainability and transformation plans in London


12/09/2017 Professor Chris Ham CBE | Hugh Alderwick | Nigel Edwards | Sally Gainsbury

An independent analysis of the October 2016 STPs (completed in March 2017).

The bottom line: Understanding the NHS deficit and why it won’t go away


31/08/2017 Sally Gainsbury

This briefing reveals the true underlying state of the NHS’s finances today, and outlines prospects for the next three to four years.

Primary Care Home: Evaluating a new model of primary care


24/08/2017 Stephanie Kumpunen | Dr Rebecca Rosen | Lucia Kossarova | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson

This report is our evaluation of the Primary Care Home model - a way of organising care for groups of up to 50,000 patients.

Learning from Scotland’s NHS


05/07/2017 Mark Dayan | Nigel Edwards

This report looks at Scotland’s unique health care system, and explores how other parts of the UK might be able to learn from it.

British Social Attitudes survey



An analysis of the National Centre for Social Research’s British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey produced in cooperation with the King's Fund.

Getting a Brexit deal that works for the NHS


31/05/2017 Mark Dayan

The impacts of Brexit will be wide ranging for the NHS – from finances to staffing and the regulatory environment. This briefing explores what it would take to get an effective Brexit deal for the NHS.

NHS funding choices and the 2017 General Election


22/05/2017 John Appleby | Sally Gainsbury

We set out different scenarios about possible future spending on the NHS in England including an analysis and comparison of the latest pledges from the three main parties' manifestos.

Focus on: Emergency hospital care for children and young people


24/04/2017 Eilís Keeble | Lucia Kossarova

As the NHS emerges from its toughest winter yet, attention has been focused on the impact of older people on the health system. But younger people (up to the age of 24) are also frequent users of emergency care and, like older people, require specialist care.