Thought leadership

“It's been very influential. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say it helped ignite a revolution.” - Professor Sir Brian Jarman, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London

Dr Foster exists because we believe that the better use of information can help improve the quality and efficiency of the NHS. That’s why our thought leadership programme continues to share new thinking, provoke debate and stimulate action in transforming data into knowledge and knowledge into healthcare improvement.

The programme is informed by the breadth and depth of our relationships across the NHS, Whitehall, local government, academia and the private sector. These relationships enhance the impact of our thought leadership work by enabling us to work collaboratively with others, to draw respected players into relevant conversations and to highlight innovation and good practice.

The POA Campaign

Dr Foster is leading the campaign for a Present on Admission flag for Decubitus Ulcers, an early warning system for poor care in care homes.

The Hospital Guide

Benchmarks the performance of every hospital trust in England against a range of key performance indicators.

The Intelligent Board

A series of reports that give practical, focused advice for NHS trust board members on the kind of information they should be using to understand and oversee their organisations’ performance.

The GP Practice Index

Highlights the variation in performance between GP practices in the management of Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) conditions.

Performance Healthchecks

Shine a spotlight on a different area of hospital performance each month. Published in conjunction with The Health Service Journal.