Our improvement funding gives grants and practical support to front-line teams in health and social care, helping them test and develop innovations, and spread improvements.

We also run programmes on specific themes, such as improving safety, supporting person-centred care and improving the flow of patients through the health and social care system.

Spreading innovations

We want to understand which approaches to improvement are effective and help spread them to improve health and social care across the UK. Find out more about our Spreading Improvement funding programme below.


Spreading Improvement


This programme offers £1.5 million funding for approximately 15 projects a year. It aims to generate...

Improving flow

The Health Foundation has over a decade of experience improving patient flow through the health and social care system, and supports a learning network of Flow Coaching Academies across the UK.

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Our programmes

Our funding programmes have addressed topics and themes ranging from improving efficiency and safety to using data effectively and supporting the workforce.

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Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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The Q community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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