Health Foundation

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The Health Foundation is "an independent, charitable foundation working as a catalyst to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK and beyond." They claim to be 'independent of interest groups, forming constructive partnerships in healthcare policy, research and practice...[and] spend £25m annually to close the gap between the best care and what patients routinely receive. [1]

Lobbying

The Health Foundation employs three lobbying companies in the UK:

History

The Health Foundation has been around in various guises since 1983, when it was first launched as the PPP Medical Trust. The PPP Medical Trust Ltd was formed initially as the corporate charitable donations function of Private Patients Plan Limited (PPP), a commercial private healthcare insurance company. It was financed by a covenanted donation from the PPP Company of £350,000 p.a. for three years.

In 1998 the Trust became a significantly endowed, fully independent healthcare charitable trust, as a result of the sale of the PPP Healthcare group of companies to Guardian Royal Exchange (GRE) Insurance. The Trust was endowed with the proceeds of the sale, amounting to some £540 million. Sir Peter Gadsden became the Trust's first Chairman.

The Foundation relaunched in July 2003 with a new name ‘The Health Foundation’, a new logo and identity, and new offices at 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden. Sir David Carter became Chairman. By the end of 2004, the value of the Foundation’s endowment was £538 million.[5]

Meetings with Ministers

On 10 November 2009, The Health Foundation met with Secretary of State, Andy Burnham for a 'general catch up'.[6]

Partners

Consultants

Notes

  1. The Health Foundation. The Health Foundation: About Us Accessed 23 March 2010.
  2. APPC Register Entry for 1 December 2008 to 28 February 2009, APPC Register, 1 December 2008 to 28 February 2009, accessed 23 March 2010
  3. APPC Register Entry for 1 December 2008 to 28 February 2009, APPC Register, 1 December 2008 to 28 February 2009, accessed 23 March 2010
  4. APPC Register Entry for 1 December 2008 to 28 February 2009, APPC Register, 1 December 2008 to 28 February 2009, accessed 23 March 2010
  5. The Health Foundation: History of the Health Foundation Accessed 24 March 2010.
  6. DH. Department of Health: Meetings between Ministers and Outside Interest Groups between 1 October and 31 December 2009 Accessed 23 March 2010.