About us

“There are people walking around today only here because of the performance data published by Dr Foster and the resulting drive by organisations to improve.” - Matthew Swindells, former Interim Chief Information Officer for Health, Department of Health

Dr Foster was founded on an idea – the idea that collecting and publishing healthcare information would save lives. We believe that better information has made the NHS a safer, more efficient and more transparent service, and will continue to do so in the future.

We are the leading provider of healthcare information solutions in England – and increasingly, worldwide. Our innovative products, services and resources enable both providers and commissioners of healthcare to benchmark and monitor the quality and efficiency of health services.

Dr Foster Intelligence is a joint venture with the Department of Health. We continue to fund through a research grant the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London, which has developed pioneering methodologies that enable fast, accurate identification of potential problems in clinical performance and also in areas of high achievement.

Dr Foster Intelligence works to a code of conduct which is monitored by an independent Ethics Committee chaired by Mrs Joanne Shaw.

For more information, please see our Dr Foster corporate brochure