At THIS Institute we have an important goal:

To strengthen the evidence base for improving healthcare.


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Co-created by two exceptional organisations - the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation – THIS Institute is founded on the guiding principle that efforts to improve care should be based on the highest quality evidence.

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We’re creating a new generation of highly trained, multidisciplinary experts with skills in researching healthcare improvement. Whether your passion is law or engineering, economics or philosophy, you’re invited to join us in our mission.

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Centre for Implementation Science. Department of Health for Northern Ireland. Kings Improvement Science, Kings College London. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. LSE Health, London School of Economics. PROMPT Maternity Foundation. Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) Group. Bradford Institute for Health Research. RAND Europe. National Voices. Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen. Barts Institute of Population Health Sciences. Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Collaborative Quality Improvement. Health Education England. Swansea Centre for Improvement and Innovation in Health and Social Care. HSMC, University of Birmingham. Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London. Point of Care Foundation. Florence Nightingale Foundation. Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning at Nottingham University Business School. Healthcare Design Group, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge. McPin Foundation.

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