QualityWatch is a major research programme providing independent scrutiny into how the quality of health and social care is changing over time.


Published: 03/04/2017

Focus on: Emergency hospital care for children and young peo...

24/04/2017Eilís Keeble | Dr 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.

New report shows rise in emergency hospital admissions for y...


Press release

Latest QualityWatch Focus On report has found that the number of babie...

Quality at a cost

08/12/2016Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Dr Lucia Kossarova | Eilís Keeble | Holly Dorning | Nora Cooke O'Dowd


Quality at a cost is the fourth annual statement from QualityWatch, a...

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Expert commentary on how quality is changing in the English NHS.

Focus on: Public health and prevention

28/04/2016Dr Alisha Davies | Eilís Keeble | Dr Tazeem Bhatia | Dr Elizabeth Fisher


This QualityWatch report provides an overview of public health outcome...

Winter pressures: what's going on behind the scenes?

11/02/2016Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Holly Dorning


In this latest analysis from QualityWatch we track A&E performance acr...

Consensus on quality

18/12/2015Holly Dorning


The QualityWatch programme uses a framework that views quality through...

Focus on: People with mental ill health and hospital use

14/10/2015Nuffield Trust


Research about how the quality of physical health care affects people...

Focus on: International comparisons of healthcare quality

03/07/2015Dr Lucia Kossarova | Dr Martin Bardsley | Ian Blunt


An analysis of 27 care quality indicators across 15 countries to explo...

Focus on: Hospital admissions from care homes

29/01/2015Paul Smith | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Cono Ariti | Dr Martin Bardsley


An estimated 325,000 older people live in care homes in England, repre...