Catherine Foot

Position
Assistant Director, Policy

Catherine joined the policy directorate at The King's Fund in March 2009, and manages a programme of work on patient experience and quality. Her interests include how organisations gather and respond to feedback and information from patients, how patients can be meaningfully involved in and lead service design and improvement, the effectiveness of national structures and systems for assuring and improving quality and patient experience, and international comparisons.

Previously, she has been programme director of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, a Department of Health-led initiative to study why cancer survival rates vary between countries with similar health systems and expenditures on health, and was head of policy at Cancer Research UK, where she worked on cancer services reform, public health, health inequalities and medical science policy.