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Institute for Health and Care Improvement

Working together to improve the health and care of the communities we serve.

Launched in 2023, the Institute for Health and Care Improvement brings together academics from across the University to find solutions for the pressing issues facing health and social care today.

We aim to influence decision-makers with evidence and research to inspire change as we navigate the health challenges of the modern world.

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Our story

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Our research

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Our people

Health and Care Research and Evaluation Service

You can commission us to undertake research and evaluations of your services, interventions and initiatives for users and their carers, and your employees, as part of our Health and Care Research and Evaluation Service.

Health and Care Research and Evaluation Service

Latest updates

  • Institute launch - The Institute for Health and Care Improvement will celebrate its official launch 29th November 2023 in the Creative Centre on campus. 
  • Vanessa Baxter has recently joined the Institute to develop and lead a new Health and Care Research and Evaluation Service.  
  • Professor Garry Tew has been successful in agreeing a 3-year collaboration with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be the new academic lead of their new research hub in Scarborough. 
  • Professors Andy Hill, Divine Charura and Daniel Madigan have recently produced a report on workplace burnout and psychological resilience for the Humber, Coast and Vale Resiliency Hub. 
  • As part of a Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board led project, funded by NHS England & Department of Health and Social Care, Dr Sarah Baker, Co-Is Dr Fran Butler & Dr Alex Wray will be working as part of the project team on project: Integrated Care Scheme Research Engagement Network Development (REND) Programme. 
  • Professor Garry Tew, Institute Director, has recently joined the Selection Committee for the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship scheme. 
  • Dr Alex Wray, Health Services Research Fellow, was recently awarded a PhD, which was done out of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at Hull York Medical School and titled "Exploring the experiences of support with parentally bereaved children and their surviving parents using constructivist grounded theory".

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Institute for Health and Care Improvement

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

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01904 876 967

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