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

  • 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.

  • Investigating Social Impact Bonds for Health and Social Care

    20 Jul 2018

    Health and social care services in five SIB-funded projects were more flexibly provided than in similar non-SIB projects, but it is unclear whether this resulted in better client outcomes. Attribution of outcomes to the SIB-financed intervention should be prioritised in the future.

  • Exploring Funding Options for the NHS and Social Care in the UK

    11 Jul 2018

    Research on the public acceptability of different health and social care funding models examined other countries' funding schemes and found there is no single, commonly preferred solution to achieving sustainable revenues. The second stage of this research will assess the popularity of different funding approaches among the UK public.

  • BRACE-NIHR rapid service evaluation centre for healthcare in England

    06 Jun 2018

    The Birmingham, RAND and Cambridge Evaluation (BRACE) Centre is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to conduct rapid evaluations of promising new services and innovations in healthcare.

  • Updating the 'Vitality Age' Calculator

    01 Jun 2018

    The Vitality Age Calculator is an online tool that gives users a ‘snapshot’ of their overall health based on lifestyle choices and clinical factors. RAND Europe helped to update the calculator's methodology and use of available data.

  • Using historical foresight to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

    16 Apr 2018

    Researchers are examining complex and enduring policy issues that have implications for public health (climate change and tobacco control) to gain a new perspective on how to tackle AMR. The team will look at how historical analysis can be used in future approaches to scenario planning and policymaking, with a particular focus on AMR policy.

  • Pre-Evaluation of the Communities of Practice (CoPs) Programme

    20 Mar 2018

    Researchers conducted a scoping exercise to help plan and prepare for a more systematic and complete evaluation of the Health Innovation Network's Communities of Practice, while also providing immediate evidence to help CoPs improve their effectiveness.