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As the headquarters of RAND Europe—RAND's independently chartered European subsidiary—since 2006, the United Kingdom is a significant locus of RAND research. Areas of focus include health and education audits, defense studies, and the development of transportation demand models for national ministries and local councils.

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  • A hand with a calculator against various European bills

    Project

    How Much Does Lack of Full EU Integration Cost?

    photo by Rrraum/Fotolia Background The European integration process was motivated by political but also economic concerns, as the removal of barriers to trade was expected to promote intra-European trade, increase competition, create more jobs and make Europe more attractive to foreign direct investment ( ...

    Sep 25, 2014

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    Using Emergency Department Data for Crime Prevention

    Data sharing among emergency departments and law enforcement is known to reduce crime. RAND Europe researchers are developing guidance for police practitioners in England and Wales on available hospital data and its potential uses, as well as on how to establish and maintain data-sharing partnerships with NHS partners.

    Sep 23, 2014

  • A supporter of the 'Yes' campaign stands outside a polling station during the referendum on Scottish independence in Pitlochry, Scotland, September 18, 2014

    Blog

    Will Scotland's Vote Spur Separatism in Asia?

    Scotland's vote could be a step toward disrupting the historical pattern of independence being won by force, not granted after a vote. This was the paradigm of the past, and it remains the paradigm of the present. But the vote in Scotland just might help set a new roadmap for the future.

    Sep 22, 2014

  • News Release

    Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Populations in England Report Poorer Health and Worse Experiences with Health Care

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual women and men in England are more likely to suffer from poor health than the general population and are more likely to report unfavorable experiences with the health care they received in general practices.

    Sep 4, 2014

  • recreational swimming in a Bristol, UK, lake

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    Identifying Health Risks Associated with Recreational Bathing Waters

    The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is considering a revision to its safety classifications for recreational waters, such as lakes, ponds, and beaches. RAND Europe and partners are identifying the health risks associated with varying degrees of pollution in different bodies of water.

    Aug 19, 2014

  • Medical workers pushing a patient on a stretcher through a hospital hallway

    Report

    The Changing Hospital Landscape

    In many countries, the nature of hospital activity is changing. Different forms of hospital cooperation, such as hospital groups, networks, or systems, may have different impacts on hospital performance. Consolidation may lead to quality improvements, but there are also risks.

    Aug 5, 2014

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    Project

    Providing Support to the 'Britain's Healthiest Company' Competition

    PruHealth has commissioned RAND Europe, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, to provide research support Britain’s Healthiest Company (BHC), a competition that rewards companies that have the healthiest employees and work environment. RAND Europe will design and run the surveys, analyse results, and provide customised reports to participating companies.

    Jul 21, 2014

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    Phase 2 report from the payment by results Social Impact Bond pilot at HMP Peterborough

    This report is the second from the evaluation of the Social Impact Bond pilot at Peterborough prison. Based on stakeholder interviews it looks at the operation of the pilot over the last four years.

    Jul 18, 2014

  • Cancer cells in petri dishes

    Project

    Estimating the Economic Returns on Cancer Research in the UK

    The UK government invests approximately £1.6 billion in medical research each year, and the British public donated £1.7 billion to medical research charities in 2012–13. This funding delivers health gains for patients and also benefits the UK economy at a 40 percent return annually.

    Jun 16, 2014

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    Investigating time lags and attribution in the translation of cancer research: A case study approach

    RAND Europe and HERG were asked by UK medical research funders to investigate returns to public/charitable investment in cancer research. This report details the five case studies conducted as part of this work and observations emerging across them.

    Jun 15, 2014

  • News Release

    Choice of University in England: It's Not Just About the Money

    Tuition fee levels are not the only factor that prospective students and their parents consider when choosing universities. They also compare employment prospects, living expenses, university location, and course quality.

    Jun 12, 2014

  • graduation cap and british pounds

    Project

    Factors Influencing Students' Choice of University in England

    Choice experiments provide fresh empirical evidence on the relative influence of tuition fee levels and other factors on the decisions of those choosing between universities. Employment prospects, living expenses, university location, course quality and tuition fees were all important.

    Jun 12, 2014

  • uncertain students

    Report

    Understanding the Impact of Differential University Fees in England

    Despite tuition of up to £9000 per year for higher education institutions in England, applications continue to rise. Aside from tuition fees, employment prospects, living expenses, university location, and course quality are important influences on prospective students' university choices.

    Jun 12, 2014

  • homeless man against the wall

    Project

    Understanding Local Developments and Trends in Urban Street Gangs

    To improve understanding of how local experiences of street gangs may have changed recently, and to better understand the national gangs picture and the challenges and emerging threats facing local areas, the UK Home Office has commissioned RAND Europe to deliver research in 33 local areas which are part of the Ending Gang and Youth Violence programme.

    Jun 4, 2014

  • Woman reading inscription on the wine bottle in store

    Journal Article

    Measuring the Public Acceptability of Population-Level Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption

    Public acceptability influences policy action, but the most acceptable policies are not always the most effective. The findings of a discrete-choice experiment suggest that public acceptability of alcohol interventions is dependent on both the nature of the policy and its expected effectiveness. Policy-makers struggling to mobilise support for hitherto unpopular but promising policies should consider giving greater prominence to their expected outcomes.

    May 28, 2014

  • two young women watching something scary on TV and eating popcorn

    Blog

    Dutch and UK Adolescents See More Alcohol Advertising on TV Than Adults

    Adolescents in the UK and the Netherlands (but not in Germany) see more alcohol adverts on television, per hour of television watched, than adults. These differences result from the different viewing times, channels watched, and the placement of adverts.

    May 23, 2014

  • Ellen Badger Community Hospital

    Project

    Advancing Community Hospitals and Services in England

    At the interface between primary care and specialist care, community hospitals have the potential to play a major role in the management of acute and non-acute conditions. How can the NHS advance community hospitals and services in England, learning from comparable hospital models in other countries?

    May 22, 2014

  • PIRU website

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    Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) Supports Innovation in Health and Social Care Policy

    RAND Europe is one of five partners in the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU), which brings together leading health and social care expertise to improve evidence-based policy-making and its implementation across the National Health Service, social care and public health. The Department of Health has funded PIRU with the goal of strengthening early policy development by exploiting the best routine data and by subjecting initiatives to speedy, thorough evaluation.

    May 7, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Economic Shocks, Federalism and Redistribution: Exploring the Future of Europe Through a Comparison of the Evolution of Student Financial Aid in the United States and the European Union

    This chapter explores the case of redistributive transfers in higher education, and concentrates more particularly on publicly subsidized loans.

    May 1, 2014

  • businessman talking on a cell phone near a broken-down car

    Project

    Estimating the Value of Mobile Telephony in Mobile Network 'Not-Spots'

    Around 80,000 premises in the UK are located in areas without mobile phone coverage – referred to as “not-spots”. Researchers are estimating the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with eliminating mobile not-spot areas in England.

    Apr 25, 2014

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