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

Selected Research

  • Innovation as a Driver of Quality and Productivity in UK Healthcare

    30 Oct 2017

    The UK's NHS is under pressure to meet the growing and changing demand for services with limited resources. Innovations may provide opportunities to respond creatively and effectively to growing health demands.

  • SBRI Healthcare Programme Helps Small Businesses Innovate for NHS

    30 Oct 2017

    The SBRI Healthcare programme is viewed as providing effective support for small companies to develop innovations that address NHS needs. Because some businesses have asked for more support taking innovations to the NHS, Academic Health Science Networks need clear guidance about how they could support SBRI-supported companies.

  • Connected Society Thought Leadership Programme

    12 Oct 2017

    RAND Europe worked in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programmes. The consultations explored the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.

  • Using Ambulance Data to Understand Violent Crime

    09 Oct 2017

    A review of three years' worth of regional ambulance and police reports found that more than two-thirds of ambulance call-outs were not found in police data. Ambulance data is collected automatically and sharing it would be easily scalable.

  • 'Telephone First' Not a Panacaea for GPs

    06 Oct 2017

    GPs can deal with many patients' problems on the phone, but the ‘telephone first’ approach does not suit all patients or practices. It is not a ‘silver-bullet’ for meeting demand and would not necessarily save money or reduce secondary care utilisation.

  • Exploring Health Futures

    21 Sep 2017

    Through a survey of experts from across the health and science fields, researchers captured 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.

  • 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.

  • Evaluating the European Medicines Agency Fee System

    04 Sep 2017

    The EMA established a fee system to ensure a sound financial basis for its assessments of medicines and other pharmacovigilance activities at the EU level. RAND Europe is evaluating whether the fee system is fair and avoids unnecessary administrative burdens on fee payers, among other questions.