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Vision, Mission and Values


Radical improvement in the way we care and are cared for


Our mission is to humanise healthcare.

We achieve this by working to improve patients’ experience of care and increase support for the staff who work with them.


  • Innovative and inspirational
  • Practical and supportive
  • Based on best evidence
  • Independent and transparent
  • Committed to what we do


The Point of Care Foundation helps to deliver this vision by providing evidence and resources to support health and care staff in the valuable work of caring for patients. Our work grew out of the Point of Care programme at The King’s Fund (2007-2013) and maintains an evidence-based approach.

We became an independent charity in 2013.  Our work has continued to grow quickly since publication of the Francis Report, which detailed the shocking failings in patient care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005-09.

Sir Robert Francis has served as a trustee of the Foundation since we became an independent charity.