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

  • 22 Aug 2017

    Understanding Mental Health in the Research Environment

    Burnout and stress can be a challenge for university research staff and postgraduates. An exploration of the strengths and limitations of the existing evidence base on mental health in the research environment found that more work is needed to understand both the needs of researchers and how they can be addressed.

Selected Research

  • Understanding How Organisations Ensure Fair Decision Making

    20 Sep 2017

    The General Medical Council asked RAND Europe to identify relevant lessons from multiple sectors in the UK where professionals make complex, high-impact decisions in a regulatory context. Researchers investigated the tools, practices and processes used by organisations in the healthcare regulation, legal regulation and defence and security sectors.

  • Delaying U.S. School Start Times Would Have Large Benefits

    30 Aug 2017

    An economic analysis shows that delaying U.S. high school start times is a cost-effective, population-level strategy that could have a significant, positive impact on public health and the U.S. economy.

  • Identifying Promising Practices in Health and Wellbeing at Work

    21 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe is working with Public Health England (PHE) to review the current landscape of health and wellbeing interventions available to employers and develop case studies of promising practices to support policy and organisational decision making.

  • Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among European GPs

    21 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe and partners aim to measure the use of ICT and eHealth applications by primary care physicians in the EU 28 Member States and Norway, compare results with the 2013 study, and analyse the main drivers of change and factors that can enhance or inhibit the role and use of technologies within health care.

  • Increasing Transparency and Engagement in the EFSA Risk Assessment Process

    01 Aug 2017

    To promote trust and confidence in the European Food Safety Authority's risk assessment process, RAND Europe and partners created an impact assessment methodology and identified at least five measures EFSA should pursue.

  • Lessons for Advancing Community Hospitals

    12 Jul 2017

    Community hospitals could be better integrated into the NHS England healthcare system to offer an effective and efficient alternative to acute hospitals and to provide health and social care closer to people’s homes. However, there is limited evidence on the cost effectiveness of community hospitals.

  • Evaluation of the Innovation Fund Health-led Trials

    10 Jul 2017

    Innovation Fund Health-led Trials test new ways to address sickness absence and the disability employment gap due to two main conditions: mental health and musculoskeletal disorders. RAND Europe, together with partners, is evaluating the effectiveness of these innovative interventions.

  • Exploring Health Futures

    29 Jun 2017

    Through a survey of experts from across the health and science fields, researchers are trying to capture diverse perspectives on what health challenges in England will be like in 20–30 years’ time, and how they will differ from today, to inform NIHR’s future strategy and priorities with a rational view of the future.