A Department of Health commissioned project to evaluate the extent to which cultural and behavioural change is occurring in the NHS in England. The study follows on from the government's High Quality Care for All (HQCfA) agenda, which stressed the need for improved support of frontline NHS staff to provide the highest standard of care for patients.

This collaborative project between the Universities of Aberdeen, Aston, Leicester and Birmingham and the National Association for Patient Participation, led by Professor Michael West, will monitor how the NHS is responding to HQCfA and will make recommendations as to how higher quality of care can be achieved and will also set out detailed action plans to support implementation of these recommendations.