Tim Horton Assistant Director (Insight & Analysis)

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Tim Horton

Tim Horton joined the Health Foundation in December 2015 as an Associate Director. His role is focussed on identifying and communicating the insights and learning from the Health Foundation’s programmes, as well as supporting the spread of health care innovation and improvement.

From 2011 to 2015, Tim was health policy adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, and Head of Public Services at the Labour Party. He also convened the independent Taskforce on Mental Health in Society, whose report The Mentally Healthy Society was published in January 2015. Prior to this, Tim was Research Director at the Fabian Society, where he published research in several areas of social and economic policy. In 2005 he was a special adviser at the Department of Trade & Industry and prior to that a policy adviser on science and innovation policy at HM Treasury.

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Latest articles

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The Plan for Digital Health and Social Care: what will be needed to deliver on its ambitions?

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The government’s new Plan for Digital Health and Social Care contains some important ambitions. But...

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Reforming management and leadership in the NHS: Does the Messenger review go far enough?

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The Messenger review is a promising start for health and social care leadership reform, although the...

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Five recommendations for strengthening NHS management and leadership

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With the Messenger review nearing publication, we draw on our recent research – including interviews...

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Improving hospital discharge in England: the case for continued focus and support

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What’s the future of the ‘discharge to assess’ model for hospitals? Tim Horton and Suzanne Wood draw...

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Strengthening NHS management and leadership

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Drawing on interviews with NHS managers and leaders, this long read sets out insights on the role...

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Harnessing the potential of automation and AI in health care

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Tim Horton and Tom Hardie set out 15 recommendations to help policymakers and the NHS get the best...

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Enabling service transformation in practice: reflections on the Wade-Gery review

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Will the Wade-Gery review enable the NHS to make a leap forwards on tech and data? Tim Horton...

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Agility: the missing ingredient for NHS productivity

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Which improvement approaches have the potential to increase productivity in the NHS? Tim Horton,...

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A complex patchwork of programmes

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The Health Foundation’s Improvement team share some findings from their mapping of the health care...

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Switched on

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Analysis exploring the opportunities for automation and AI in health care and the challenges of...

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Patients and machines: does technology help or hinder empathy and person-centred care?

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Tim Horton and Tom Hardie explore empathy and person-centredness in the context of technology and AI...

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Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

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During the pandemic, the NHS has rolled out technologies at impressive speed. But what will need...

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Three key quality considerations for remote consultations

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COVID-19 has led to the rapid roll-out of remote consultations in order to meet social distancing...

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Making new technologies work for everyone

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While automation has been with us since the Industrial Revolution, recent advances in artificial...

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The human chemistry of trust, relationships and shared understandings

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Reshaping care on the ground requires teams to come together across sectors and work differently....

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The improvement journey

Learning report

A learning report explaining why improvement in health care matters, and how to get started in your...

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Understanding the spread challenge

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For several years now, the Health Foundation has supported teams to spread innovation and...

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The spread challenge

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This report shines a light on the challenges facing the NHS in improving the uptake of new ideas and...

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Overcoming Challenges in Codifying and Replicating Complex Health Care Interventions

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The complex nature of many health care interventions poses challenges for successful replication....

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Against the odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS

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This report from the Innovation Unit and the Health Foundation calls for new approaches to scaling...

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The importance of empathy

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‘We talk about the federal deficit, but we don’t talk enough about the empathy deficit’ said Barack...

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Finding innovative solutions to health care challenges in remote areas of the UK

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Since the Health Foundation began running improvement programmes a decade ago, we’ve supported...

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Spreading improvement: nobody said it was easy

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Spreading innovation and improvement has always been recognised as a challenge when it comes to...

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