Answered By: Shazia Arif
Last Updated: 03 May, 2024     Views: 6

Think tanks are research institutes that seek to play a key role in making and influencing global, regional and national policy. Whilst each think tank serves a specific purpose, they all share a common vision to improve their respective sectors, as well as being sources of new ideas and research.

These resources are usually most useful when searching for non-clinical information. They cover topics relating to social, economic and political issues in relation to healthcare.

Information is available through their own reports, expert commentaries and analysis, blogs and videos.


Check out the links below to some of the main Think Tanks covering healthcare in the UK:


NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation is a membership body for organisations that commission and provide National Health Service services.


The Nuffield Trust

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


Westminster Health Forum

Organises senior-level conferences on public policy relating to health and healthcare issues. It has no policy agenda of its own other than to improve the quality of debate on public policy developments and so create opportunities for informed discussion.


The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity which helps to shape health policy and practice in England through research and analysis.


Centre for Health and the Public Interest

CHPI is an independent non-party think tank aiming to set out a vision of health and social care policy based on accountability and the public interest.


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