The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to inspire and create the space for people to make lasting improvements to health services.
Working at every level of the system, we aim to develop the technical skills, leadership, capacity and knowledge, and build the will for change, to secure lasting improvements to healthcare through:
• identifying evidence for change and best practice, through commissioning and synthesising research and evaluation
• creating opportunities to innovate and test ideas in practice
• demonstrating improvement in practice by working with partners and health services to implement large-scale improvement programmes
• encouraging and inspiring transformation by sharing the evidence for change and supporting health services to put it into action.
Our patient safety work is exploring a range of new approaches on a broader set of areas where harm can happen. We are addressing system issues and human factors, for example, through innovative work streams such as, our work on Safer Clinical Systems and Flow, Safety, Cost and support for the Clinical Human Factors Group.
We are working to develop the science of improvement and have launched the Improvement Science Fellowship programme and set up the International Improvement Science Network of academics.
Safer Clinical Systems
Flow Safety Cost
Clinical Human Factors Group
Improvement Science Fellowship