About us

The Nuffield Trust is an independent health charity. We aim to improve the quality of health care in the UK by providing evidence-based research and policy analysis and informing and generating debate.


We want to help achieve a high quality health and social care system that improves the health and care of people in the UK.

We set out to do this by:

• improving the evidence base that leads to better care by undertaking rigorous applied research and policy analysis

• using our independence to provide expert commentary, analysis and scrutiny of policy and practice

• bringing together policy-makers, practitioners and others to develop solutions to the challenges facing the health and social care system.

We will be grounded in the practical implications of policy-making, working closely with NHS staff and policy-makers to identify solutions. Above all, we aim to be a trusted and respected voice at a time of unprecedented challenge to the NHS and social care system.


In everything we do we strive to be:

• independent and free from vested interests

• rigorous, robust and evidence-based in the work we undertake

• relevant, supportive but also challenging when we need to be

• open and engaging with all those we come into contact with

• an organisation that makes a difference to the quality of policy-making and practice in the UK.

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