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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Divided we fall: getting the best out of general practice


05/02/2018 Dr Rebecca Rosen

How best to balance the proliferation of GP services prioritising speed and convenience with the traditional view of general practice based on deep knowledge, community-based understanding and continuity of care?

What happens to patient experience when you want to see a doctor and you get to speak to a nurse?

Journal article


An observational study using data from the English General Practice Patient Survey.

Admissions of inequality: emergency hospital use for children and young people


24/12/2017 Lucia Kossarova | Dr Ronny Cheung | Dougal Hargreaves | Eilís Keeble

Does a child's socioeconomic background affect rates of admissions to hospital for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy?