Our mission is to humanise healthcare. We believe high quality care is compassionate towards patients and their families, and we work with organisations and care teams to find ways to improve the quality of care. But we also recognise that there needs to be compassion towards staff within the health and care system. Evidence shows that staff face intense pressures at work, and need to be well supported if they are to provide compassionate care.
because patients are always anxious and vulnerable, so small acts of kindness often make the biggest difference to them
Latest news and blogs
Blog 24 May 2018
Dying matters: Living well to the very end
Our Head of Improvement Bev Fitzsimons wrote a blog for NHS England in support of Dying Matters Week (14-18 May) in which she described the work of our end-of-life care collaborative 'Living Well to the Very End'.
Blog 08 May 2018
What is human healthcare?
Jocelyn Cornwell reviews some of the key questions arising at our conference on ‘making healthcare more human’, and the solutions identified.
Blog 30 April 2018
Enabling and supporting staff to care well
Jill Maben writes about her research into the challenges of working in healthcare and how these can be overcome to help staff to care well for their patients.