RAND Europe News and Events

  • News Release

    Tackling staffing and funding issues in the NHS is necessary for improvement but not enough

    29 Jan 2020

    The NHS could move towards a more sustainable model of healthcare delivery that is fit for purpose if it empowered staff to be able to embrace innovation as a mindset, attitude, culture and practice, according to a new study by RAND Europe and the University of Manchester.

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    News Release

    Further trade uncertainty related to Brexit could cost UK economy billions

    28 Jan 2020

    The UK's departure from the EU on January 31, 2020, will end only the first phase of trade uncertainty owing to Brexit, according to a new RAND Europe study. Costs to the UK economy are likely to continue during the UK–EU renegotiation period and will increase over time.

  • Announcement

    Spotlight 2019-2020 highlights a year of evidence-based insights

    28 Jan 2020

    Spotlight 2019–2020 highlights our work, including defining possible directions for education and youth policy in the EU, analysing strategies to improve social media literacy in the age of disinformation, mapping the European defence skills landscape, and quantifying the wider societal costs of disease.

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    What Are the Potential Economic Implications of Prolonged UK–EU Trade Policy Uncertainty?

    24 Jan 2020

    In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers discuss the potential economic implications of prolonged trade policy uncertainty associated with the renegotiation period between the UK and EU after Brexit.

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    News Release

    The NHS Spends Significantly Less on Pregnancy-Related Research Compared with Other Health Conditions

    14 Jan 2020

    The National Health Service spends significantly less on pregnancy-related research compared with other health conditions. Funding for pregnancy research totaled £255 million from 2013 to 2017, or about £51 million a year. As pregnancy care costs the NHS £5.8 billion annually, this means that for every £1 spent on pregnancy care, less than 1 penny is spent on research.

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    RAND Europe co-hosts seminar series on workplace health

    13 Nov 2019

    Ian Edwards of Nomura Health and Fitness discussed data-driven employee health in business, as part of a seminar series on workplace health co-hosted by RAND Europe and C3 Collaborating for Health

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    Experts discuss how work plays a role in mental health

    15 Oct 2019

    RAND Europe research leader Susan Guthrie spoke on a panel of experts at the inaugural event at the 2019 Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The topic under discussion was How Does Work Play a Role in Mental Health?, a timely subject following World Mental Health Day on October 10.

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    NATO deputy secretary general discusses security through deterrence

    01 Oct 2019

    NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller recently gave a keynote speech at an event in Berlin co-hosted by RAND Europe and the German Marshall Fund, titled “Security Through Deterrence: A Need for New Vision”.

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    News Release

    The 'Telephone First' Approach by GPs Does Not Work for All Patients

    08 May 2019

    The 'telephone first' approach in general practice does not work for all patients and can lead to challenges for primary care staff. The system clearly suited some patients, avoiding the need to visit the surgery, but was difficult for others.

  • Announcement

    Morris named new University of Cambridge RAND Professor of Health Services Research

    28 Mar 2019

    Professor Stephen Morris has been appointed as the new RAND Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, starting 1 June.

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    News Release

    How Two or More Trips to the Bathroom at Night Are Costing the UK Economy £4.5 Billion a Year

    12 Mar 2019

    Frequent visits to the bathroom at night could cost the UK economy £4.5 billion a year. Waking up more than twice a night due to nocturia, a health condition that affects the lower urinary tract, can have a detrimental effect on a person's wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn has an impact on a country's GDP.

  • Announcement

    Ling appointed to board of European Evaluation Society

    28 Jan 2019

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, has recently been appointed to a four-year position on the EES board. He will be sharing his more than 30 years of experience working in evaluation.

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    Experts Available to Discuss Economic Implications of Brexit

    11 Jan 2019

    With the UK parliament set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan next week, RAND experts are available to discuss the possible economic implications for the UK, EU and US.

  • Event

    CCHSR annual lecture explores patient and public involvement in research

    20 Nov 2018

    Professor Trish Greenhalgh, an internationally recognised academic in primary health care, discussed the unintended consequences of the UK having taken the lead in promoting patient and public involvement in health care research.

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    RAND Europe expert speaks on the dark web at UN meeting

    26 Oct 2018

    Giacomo Persi Paoli, associate director of RAND Europe's Defence, Security and Infrastructure (DSI) group, discussed his dark web research at the UN in New York on 26 October. DSI director Alexandra Hall also attended the event.

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    BBC radio programme highlights survey on researcher mobility

    26 Oct 2018

    Sue Guthrie spoke to the BBC World Service "Science in Action" programme about a recent RAND Europe survey on the international movement of researchers. She detailed some of the key findings of the survey, which was commissioned by the Together Science Can campaign.

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    RAND Europe ‘Shines a light on the dark web’ at Festival of Ideas

    15 Oct 2018

    Giacomo Persi Paoli and Stijn Hoorens explored the challenges of the dark web as panellists in a discussion hosted by RAND Europe at Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas on October 15.

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    News Release

    Support for EEA-Style Brexit Has Increased

    11 Oct 2018

    Support for a Brexit deal based on membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) has increased. EEA membership is now supported by 43 per cent of Britons, up from 38 per cent in 2017, making it the most popular Brexit option.

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    New centre focuses on the future

    22 Aug 2018

    RAND Europe has created a new research centre that uses futures and foresight techniques to help clients visualise what may lie ahead, allowing the benefits and drawbacks of different options and actions to be explored.

  • Event

    European Defence Skills Partnership launched

    19 Jun 2018

    On 19 June, the European Defence Skills Partnership (EDSP) was launched at a high level conference. The EDSP brings together industry, academia, authorities and innovation research and vocational organisations to foster cooperation in building skills for the European defence industry.

  • News Release

    Terrorism Cost the EU €180 Billion Between 2004 and 2016

    06 Jun 2018

    The European Union (EU) lost around €180 billion in GDP terms due to terrorism between 2004 and 2016, according to a new study from the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe.

  • Announcement

    Experts discuss how Europe can confront Truth Decay

    22 May 2018

    With the effects of Truth Decay already being felt across Europe, RAND Europe hosted a panel of distinguished speakers—Constantijn van Oranje, Michael Rich, Ann Mettler, Madeleine de Cock Buning, and Florian Freiherr von Heintze—to discuss the implication of this phenomenon in Europe.

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    News Release

    RAND Europe (EU) Established in Belgium as Not-for-Profit International Association to be 'Focal Point' for RAND's EU Research Activity

    22 May 2018

    RAND Europe recently announced that its co-application with the US-based RAND Corporation to establish an international non-profit association (AISBL) in Belgium, RAND Europe (EU), has been successful after it received the required notarial deed and approval by Royal Decree.

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    Tom Ling Shares Evaluation Insights in IDSS Talk

    26 Apr 2018

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, shared insights from his more than 20 years of experience delivering robust and practical insights for partners such as DFID, UNICEF, Save the Children, the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the European Commission. He spoke about the delivery of high quality embedded evaluations that can be utilized to provide ongoing improvement to services.

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    Bélanger Discusses STEM Teaching at Canadian Conference

    06 Dec 2017

    Research Leader Julie Bélanger was invited to participate in the Canada 2067 National Leadership Conference. She spoke on a panel discussing how science, technology, engineering and maths are—and should be—taught in Canada.