QualityWatch is a major research programme from the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation which is providing independent scrutiny into how the quality of health and social care is changing over time. Here we outline how you can have your say to inform the development of the programme.

The QualityWatch programme, which was launched in October 2013, has published initial analysis of over 300 indicators. These indicators span primary care and community services, secondary care, mental health services, social care, and population and commissioning.

These have been evaluated in relation to six domains of care quality: access; safety; effectiveness; person-centred care and experience; capacity; and equity. These are available to access via the indicators section of our website.

The programme also draws on in-depth analysis of specific ‘Focus on’ topics that are critical to the quality of care. The research programme’s aim is to provide on-going authoritative and independent scrutiny on the quality of health and social care.


Have your say

We will be developing our work further, refining the indicators, developing quantitative methods of analysis and adding to our 'Focus on' series. We will do this in conjunction with experts in the field and others with an interest in the quality of care.

We welcome comments on the programme and suggestions for areas of interest, and are always interested in working with experts in their areas. To get involved and leave suggestions, please email us at feedback@qualitywatch.org.uk. We also encourage you to comment on individual indicators – just fill in the comments form at the bottom of each indicator page.