Projects

Our projects combine original research with objective analysis to influence health and social care policy, support managers in health care and generate informed debate.

British Social Attitudes survey 2012: public satisfaction with the NHS and its services

Topline results and satisfaction trends relating to the NHS from the British Social Attitudes survey 2012.

Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions

This project involved an in-depth examination of approaches to care co-ordination undertaken in primary care settings in different parts of the UK.

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

The commission is asking whether the post-war settlement, which established separate systems for health and social care, remains fit for purpose.

Commissioning and contracting for integrated care

This research project will examine how clinical commissioning groups and other commissioners can use their commissioning powers to promote the integrated delivery of care.

Enhancing the Healing Environment

The Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme encourages and enables nurse-led teams to work in partnership with patients to improve the environment in which they deliver care.

Experience-based co-design toolkit

This toolkit outlines a powerful and effective way of improving patients' experience of services.

GSK IMPACT Awards

The GSK IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health in the UK.

Health and health care in London

We have a long history of supporting the development of health care in London, dating back to our roots working with the capital's voluntary hospitals. Find out about our work on health care in London.

Health and wellbeing boards: making them work

This project worked with two local authorities and their health partners to gain insight into how they are implementing health and wellbeing boards in the context of the NHS reforms.

Improving the public's health

This resource pulls together evidence from successful interventions across key local authority functions about ‘what works’ for improving health and reducing health inequalities.

Integrated care: making it happen

We want to make integrated care a reality across the country. Use our map to find examples of integrated care, watch our animation that brings integrated care to life, and see the rest of our resources and analysis.

Making care fit for an older population

As people age, they are progressively more likely to live with complex co-morbidities, disability and frailty. Our health and care systems must transform to deal with this growing older population. See our related work and commentary on this topic.

One year on from the Health and Social Care Act

On the first anniversary of the Health and Social Care Act, we draw together some of our key resources and commentary on the reforms.

Patient and Family-centred Care

Breaking new ground in improving the experience of hospital care for patients and their families, and the working lives of staff.

Primary care

Primary care is one of the great strengths of the NHS, but it is coming under increasing strain. See a selection of our research, analysis and other content relating to primary care in England.

Quarterly monitoring report

Our quarterly monitoring report examines the views of finance directors on the productivity challenges they face, as well as some key NHS performance data.

Schwartz Center Rounds®

Schwartz Center Rounds® provide a monthly, one-hour session for staff from all disciplines to discuss difficult emotional and social issues arising from patient care.

The evolution of clinical commissioning: learning from local experience

We are working with the Nuffield Trust to understand the development of CCGs and the challenges they face. We will be following the evolution of clinical commissioning in six case study sites.

The Francis Inquiry report

A year on from the Francis Inquiry report, we look at the factors that characterise high-quality care, while a number of experts from The King's Fund consider what the report means for the NHS.

The new NHS

The Health and Social Care Act has created the most wide-ranging reforms since it was founded in 1948. Here we examine six key aspects of the new NHS.

The NHS at 65

The NHS turned 65 on 5 July 2013. To celebrate this special birthday, we bring you commentary and analysis of the health and social care system in England, including our animated alternative guide to the new NHS.

Time to Think Differently

It is time to think differently about health and social care. We will be looking at the medium-to longer-term drivers of change, assessing the long-term funding requirements and exploring different models of care to help to deliver the transformation in services needed.

Urgent and emergency care

We've pulled together some information on the pressures on urgent and emergency care to help you make sense of the facts and figures behind the recent headlines.

Vision for volunteering in health

This project looked at the role, size, scope and value of volunteering in the health and social care sector, and at how the health reforms will impact on volunteering.