About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

The Health Foundation

National Voices

  • Evidence for person-centred care
    A summary of the overall findings from the systematic reviews from National Voices of existing research which looks at the impact of a range of person-centred approaches.


  • Health for People, by People and with People
    This report shows how People Powered healthcare can combine the best scientific and clinical knowledge with the expertise and commitment of patients themselves.​
  • The Business Case for People Powered Health
    This report from Nesta’s People Powered Health programme goes beyond making the moral case for better self–management and details how to make general and local business cases. It is based upon the experience of the People Powered Health programme with six different NHS localities, each of which over the year of the project had to learn to make that business case.

Think Local Act Personal

  • Personalised care and support planning
    This tool is aimed at leaders, commissioners, planners, clinicians and practitioners involved in designing and delivering personalised care and support planning for people with a variety of health and social care needs.

The Health Foundation

  • Person-Centred Care Resource Centre
    The Health Foundation’s person-centred care resource centre provides a large number of resources including blogs, evidence reviews, training materials and practical guides on a wide range of person-centred care topics.

The King's Fund

  • People in control of their own health and care
    This report examines the reasons why there has generally been a lack of progress towards fully involving people in their own health and care, and considers how we can advance the cause of making person-centred care the core of health and care reform. It calls for consistent national leadership of the involvement agenda, and meaningful support in areas such as measurement, training and tools for care and support planning.
  • Supporting people to manage their health
    With 60 to 70 per cent of premature deaths caused by detrimental health behaviours, it is vital that people engage more with improving their own health. This paper introduces a way of conceptualising and measuring that engagement known as 'patient activation'.
  • Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions
    This paper describes a coordinated service delivery model – the ‘house of care’ – that aims to deliver proactive, holistic and patient-centred care for people with long-term conditions. It incorporates learning from a number of sites in England that are working to achieve these goals, and makes recommendations on how key stakeholders can work together to improve care for people with long-term conditions.


Coalition for Collaborative Care

Inspiring Impact

  • Inspiring Impact Hub
    Inspiring Impact Hub ia s one-stop shop for impact resources and tools. It pulls together the widest possible range of resources relevant to improving practice, and enables users to search and filter results according to their needs.

Local Government Association

  • Just what the doctor ordered: Social prescribing - a guide for local authorities
    The challenge of the ageing population and supporting people with long-term conditions is one of the biggest our society faces. Chronic illnesses consume approximately 70 per cent of the health budget. But as there is no cure for them they require us to look beyond the traditional clinical model the NHS offers. This is where social prescribing comes in. By connecting people with local community services and activities we can improve the health and wellbeing of large numbers of people. Councils - with their responsibilty for public health and local leadership = are ideally placed to grasp this nettle

Year of Care Partnerships