The Improvement Analytics Unit

The Improvement Analytics Unit (IAU) is an innovative partnership between NHS England and the Health Foundation that provides robust analysis to help health services improve care for patients. We use advanced statistical techniques to provide evidence of whether local change programmes are having an impact on improving the quality and efficiency of care. This is done by assessing whether the care outcomes for patients in a local change programme – for example, as part of a new care model or a sustainability and transformation partnership – are different in any significant way from the outcomes of patients who have not experienced a similar initiative.

Our aim is that our analysis helps NHS providers, their partners and commissioners to identify whether change has happened following implementation of a new initiative, so that they can identify whether the initiative is working well or needs to change to succeed.

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