Public Health England has commissioned an analysis of the take-up and impact of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter; the end product will include a set of case studies to help strengthen and expand the evidence base that underpins the Charter.
RAND Europe is building a qualitative and robust picture of cCBT products offered on the market, including information on channels used, characteristics of support, functionalities offered, and costs involved.
A scoping exercise will help plan and prepare for a more systematic and complete evaluation of the Health Innovation Network's Communities of Practice, while also providing immediate evidence to help CoPs improve their effectiveness.
To improve the quality of debate on the long-term funding of health and social care in the four countries of the UK, the Health Foundation has commissioned RAND Europe to carry out research on the public acceptability of different funding models.
West Midlands Police, with support from RAND Europe, the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, is evaluating the use of ambulance data to support injury surveillance and violence reduction.
The Vitality Age Calculator is an online tool that gives users a ‘snapshot’ of their overall health based on lifestyle choices and clinical factors. RAND Europe is helping Vitality UK to update their underlying calculations.
A comprehensive survey of staff health and wellbeing at a selection of NHS organisations will map in detail the physical and mental health of NHS staff as well as their perceptions of existing work-wellbeing initiatives and organisational culture.
A research team from RAND Europe and several other organisations are evaluating the role of EU-funded R&D into poverty-related and neglected diseases, in particular examining contributions to achieving universal health coverage and improving population health in low and middle-income countries.
To provide specific and actionable lessons and to help improve the innovation process, its outcomes, and impacts on population health, researchers from RAND Europe and the University of Manchester are exploring the different ways innovation occurs in National Health Service organisations.
Researchers are working to identify options for providing effective medical support to Light Footprint Operations and will define the technology, resources and skill sets necessary to achieve an appropriate level of support.
As part of the global fight against cancer, RAND Europe has led and collaborated on a number of studies exploring the impact of cancer research, the quality of care for cancer patients and the future outlook of different forms of cancer. Our findings and recommendations help inform future research, treatments and ultimately, care for cancer patients.
RAND Europe continues to provide research support to Vitality’s Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. It was commissioned in partnership with the University of Cambridge to help run the competition, which gives awards to organisations for the healthiest employees and work environment. RAND Europe’s role includes designing and running the surveys, analysing results, and providing customised reports to participating organisations. The project’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.
An ongoing programme evaluation seeks to assess changes in hospital utilisation by older people in Southwark and Lambeth, following implementation of case management interventions, and whether the additional investment made through the programme has cost more or less than the savings made.
From research on new antimicrobials to surveillance and monitoring of AMR-related issues across the EU, an evaluation of the EU's 2011 Action Plan against AMR will assess both the impacts of the plan and how effectively it was implemented.
A review of clinical and economic evidence, followed by economic modelling, will provide the National Institute for Health Research with a high-quality reference on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of 3 month vs 28 day prescriptions in patients with stable chronic diseases.
RAND Europe, as part of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, is conducting an independent evaluation of telephone triage in general practices, using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data collection.
RAND Europe is leading a research area within the Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addictions Project, a 5-year EU project to help policymakers rethink approaches to the human and economic costs of addictions by weaving the work of over 150 scientists in 25 countries into an integrated evidence base.
In the current economic climate, there is an increasing need for researchers to demonstrate the benefits resulting from the money invested in research. Ways to do this for social care research are not well established, and RAND Europe has been asked to investigate options including bibliometrics, surveys and economic analysis as part of the wider Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project led by the London School of Economics.
RAND Europe’s growing work in the field of mental health and wellbeing draws on expertise from across a range of disciplines and methodological backgrounds to bring an innovative perspective to our projects. In particular, our well-established reputation in healthcare research is complemented by extensive science policy expertise, particularly in the field of research evaluation.
As part of the pan-EU project EPIC-CVD, which aims to provide clinicians and policymakers with a range of evidence-based policy options for cost-effective, individualised risk assessment for cardiovascular disease, researchers are exploring options for the implementation of new cardiovascular risk assessment tools across Europe.