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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Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities


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



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


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?


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.