About THIS.

Find out more about The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute

Our vision

Our vision is that THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute) will be at the forefront of a movement that recognises improvement activity in healthcare should be based on evidence and should generate evidence.

Our mission

Our mission is to enable better healthcare through better evidence about how to improve. We will co-create a highly credible and actionable evidence base for improving quality and safety in healthcare, working collaboratively with patients, staff and wider stakeholders.


Learn how we’re applying our vision and mission.

Read our strategy to 2027

Our values

Scientific excellence

Our commitment to research quality and rigour is fundamental to the success of THIS Institute.


We work collaboratively in good faith, with trust sustained by genuinely cooperative behaviour.


We work for the public good, including the effective and efficient use of the public funds allocated to healthcare

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are woven through every stage of our activities and work, including our research, fellowships, communications and operations.


Based at the University of Cambridge and funded by the Health Foundation, we enjoy full scientific independence.


We are respectful in all our interactions with everyone we come into contact with.