Analytics and data Analytics and data can allow us to understand how health and the quality of care is changing, and where it might be improved


Our in-house Data Analytics team and the Improvement Analytics Unit (our partnership with NHS Improvement) use robust quantitative analysis and statistical methods. They look at the quality of health care across the UK, from local projects and nationwide trends.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Rapid evaluation in health care 2022

From Tuesday 25 January 2022, 9.30-12.15

Join us for two half days at the Rapid evaluation in health care conference from 25 January 2022.


Networked Data Lab: using linked data to tackle health and care challenges

Newsletter feature
17 December 2021

Kathryn Marszalek from the Health Foundation and Dr Jessica Butler from the University of Aberdeen on the Networked Data Lab.

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

3 December 2021

Will the Wade-Gery review enable the NHS to make a leap forwards on tech and data? Tim Horton reflects on what matters for enabling service transformation in practice.

Landmark international study highlights need to reduce time that hip fracture patients spend in hospital in England

Press release
10 November 2021

Innovative international study uses electronic medical records to compare the cost and quality of care between health care systems in 11 OECD countries, including the NHS in England. 

Have integrated care programmes reduced emergency admissions?

Long read

Evidence on the short- and long-term effect of integrated care programmes on emergency hospital use to inform the national roll-out of Integrated Care Systems (ICS).

New Artificial Intelligence projects funded to tackle health inequalities

20 October 2021

NHSX’ NHS AI Lab and the Health Foundation have today awarded £1.4m to four projects to address racial and ethnic health inequalities using artificial intelligence (AI).

Research reveals devastating and lasting impact of the pandemic on those asked to shield

Press release
20 October 2021

Health Foundation statement on Networked Data Lab research surrounding clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people. 

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population

October 2021

We present analysis from the Networked Data Lab on the impact the pandemic has had on the clinically extremely vulnerable population.

Webinar: Spotlighting research on AI & ethnic and racial health inequalities

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 15.00-16.40

Join us as we showcase the successful award holders of our AI and Ethnic and Racial Health Inequalities competition jointly funded with the NHS AI Lab and enabled by the NIHR.

A scoping review of the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support over the transition to adulthood

Journal article
14 October 2021

Mixed methods of scoping the factors that Influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support over the transition to adulthood.

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