Health and Healthcare Research

RAND Europe's growing health and healthcare portfolio brings together a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in public health, health services research, clinical medicine, economics, psychology and systems design.

We work in close collaboration with the Health Services Research Group at Cambridge University through our Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) to inform objective policymaking in the health and healthcare field in the UK, across the rest of Europe, and globally.

Featured Research

  • 14 Sep 2018

    Evaluating the Q Improvement Lab

    RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge tested whether the Q Improvement Lab approach could become an effective, valuable way of developing ideas or interventions to support positive change at multiple levels of the health and care system.

Selected Research

  • Measuring employee engagement in the NHS

    11 Oct 2018

    Analysis of the NHS Healthy Workforce Survey and VitalityHealth’s Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey found that staff engagement in the NHS is similar to other large UK employers with a similar demographic composition, and that demographic factors such as gender and age are associated with different levels of engagement.

  • Evaluating the Wellbeing Premium Programme

    01 Oct 2018

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often find it hard to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, or do not invest at all. Researchers are evaluating a randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive programme to improve employee health and wellbeing in SMEs in the West Midlands.

  • Evaluating the development of the Q initiative from 2016-2020

    14 Sep 2018

    RAND Europe is conducting a four-year, independent evaluation of the second phase of the Q Initiative to help guide the learning of the Q project team and wider stakeholders as they continue their implementation of Q across the UK. The research will support strategic decision-making and inform the ongoing design and management of Q and also assess the initiative's impact.

  • Research to aid the fight against cancer

    07 Sep 2018

    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.

  • Societal impacts of treating breast cancer early

    05 Sep 2018

    Treating breast cancer early does not prevent its recurrence, but doing so can have implications for future research, policy, and practice. Researchers are exploring the evidence base on the broader health, societal and economic impacts from early breast cancer treatment and the wider costs to society of the progression of breast cancer.

  • Evaluating individual placement and support for alcohol and drug dependence

    03 Sep 2018

    IPS is an evidence-based programme that helps people with mental health challenges find employment. Public Health England is conducting a trial that expands the programme to help people in treatment for substance misuse. Our researchers are conducting a process evaluation of the trial.

  • Eastern AHSN Transformation Support Unit Shows Positive Impact

    03 Aug 2018

    Stakeholders and 'customers' say the Eastern Academic Health Science Network's TSU—which helps implement innovative solutions to challenges faced by health and care providers—has supported them with their pilots and network building. An evaluation provides recommendations for further improvements.

  • Research identifies promising practices in health and wellbeing at work

    25 Jul 2018

    Many health and wellbeing interventions are available to UK employers. Researchers graded them against Nesta standards and developed case studies of the most promising practices that support policy and organisational decision making.