A new project launched by Public Health England is inviting workplace wellbeing providers and also employer organisations to submit their workplace health and wellbeing practices. The project, being run by RAND Europe, will review and assess the landscape of health and wellbeing practices currently available to workplaces in England.
RAND Europe has been named a key partner in a new research institute to study how to improve healthcare. The Health Foundation awarded nearly £40 million to create the new institute, which will be established at the University of Cambridge.
Chris van Stolk, vice president at RAND Europe, gave a keynote presentation at the Health and Wellbeing at Work 2017 exhibition on 7th March in Birmingham. He also chaired the event's ‘Best Place to Work’ programme.
RAND Europe is working in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programme, at St George's House, Windsor, to explore the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.
Rob Prideaux has joined RAND Europe as a senior research leader on an 18-month secondment from the National Audit Office. He will bring his experience of value for money assessment in UK government to support RAND’s mission to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
Martin Roland CBE, Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, spoke at the annual CCHSR lecture on Tuesday, 6 December 2016. The title of his talk was 'A Brief History of NHS Politics 1948-2030.'
Alex Hall has been appointed Director of RAND Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group which provides analytical and research support to a range of public policy clients in the UK and Europe.
Recent studies involving the largest set of trials in criminal justice have produced surprising results concerning the impact of body-cameras on both police use of force and complaints against police. Research Leader Alex Sutherland and his coauthors discussed their findings. An audio recording is available.
Hans Pung and several of RAND Europe's senior researchers partnered with the Corsham Institute on a series of conversations on critical issues and challenges posed by the digital agenda. A new report distills the findings and recommendations.
Jon Freeman has joined RAND Europe to direct its research in the areas of innovation, health and science. The research will provide detailed analysis and considered recommendations to support public policy decision makers in the UK and Europe.
At a conference in Brussels co-hosted by RAND Europe and Forum Europe, Giacomo Persi Paoli led a session on EU migration issues. Other conference topics included smart borders and public safety and counter-terrorism.
Rates of assault against police officers are 15% higher when they wear cameras, possibly because they feel more confident about reporting assaults once they are captured on camera. The camera also may make officers less assertive and more vulnerable to assault.
Prof Mary Dixon-Woods will be taking up the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge in August, replacing Martin Roland in the role and serving as co-director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research.
RAND Europe expert Giacomo Persi Paoli participated in a workshop on building capacity for the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), hosted by the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific in cooperation with the Government of Thailand, on 4-5 April 2016 in Bangkok.
RAND Europe's Hans Pung, Joanna Chataway and Catriona Manville were among the experts Corsham Institute invited to discuss and debate the critical issues we face in making the digital society a reality for everyone. They participated in the annual Thought Leadership programme at St. George's House in Windsor Castle.