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.
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.
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.
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.
In the NHS, patients with musculoskeletal conditions currently need to see a GP before visiting a physiotherapist. As part of a larger project for Arthritis Research UK, RAND Europe addresses the question as to whether patient direct access to physiotherapy would be cost-effective.
The Royal Society and Wellcome Trust have requested an assessment of what is known about mental health in the research environment, and exploration of the strengths and limitations of the existing evidence base, to ensure researchers receive adequate mental health support.
An analysis of the costs of treating MS with disease modifying therapy, compared with the cost of not treating with DMTs, aims to take account of the cost impacts of the different treatments, including on the ability of people with MS to continue work and on their need for support from family members and other carers.
By supporting AIA Vitality's contest, RAND Europe will be able to explore the health trends—employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health and other areas of concern—in participating Asia-Pacific workplaces.
Now in its fifth year, Vitality's annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace contest continues to receive research support from RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge. RAND Europe’s role includes designing and running surveys, analysing results, and providing customised reports to participating organisations. The project’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.
UEC vanguards were established to improve the coordination of NHS emergency services, direct urgent cases to the most appropriate provider, and reduce pressure on accident & emergency departments. RAND Europe is evaluating the UEC vanguards' new care models to determine their impact and possible scalability.
Age UK is defining the plans for future evaluations of its Integrated Care Programme, which brings together voluntary organisations and health and care services to provide personalised support for older people. Research by RAND Europe will help to inform those evaluation plans.
The Department of Health commissioned RAND Europe to measure and characterise the contribution of UK public health research to UK clinical guidelines. The project team was also asked to carry out a comparison with other areas of healthcare and across different areas of public health such as smoking, alcohol abuse, skin cancers, physical activity and obesity
Policy responses and decision making around HIV/AIDS must be informed by rigorous analysis. With funding and support from a range of public and private organisations, RAND Europe has conducted a number of studies examining and evaluating HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment strategies.
Researchers are examining how CBSIs are functioning across a number of rapidly ageing countries. Documenting the policies, programmes and health system factors underpinning their success will help to ensure greater sustainability and integration of services.
RAND Europe’s growing work in the field of mental health and wellbeing draws on expertise from across a range of disciplines and methodological backgrounds to bring an innovative perspective to our projects. In particular, our well-established reputation in healthcare research is complemented by extensive science policy expertise, particularly in the field of research evaluation.
The General Medical Council has 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 are investigating the tools, practices and processes used by organisations in the healthcare regulation, legal regulation and defence and security sectors.
A scoping exercise will 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.
To improve the quality of debate on the long-term funding of health and social care in the four countries of the UK, the Health Foundation has commissioned RAND Europe to carry out research on the public acceptability of different funding models.
West Midlands Police, with support from RAND Europe, the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, is evaluating the use of ambulance data to support injury surveillance and violence reduction.
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 is helping Vitality UK to update their underlying calculations.
A comprehensive survey of staff health and wellbeing at a selection of NHS organisations will map in detail the physical and mental health of NHS staff as well as their perceptions of existing work-wellbeing initiatives and organisational culture.
A research team from RAND Europe and several other organisations are evaluating the role of EU-funded R&D into poverty-related and neglected diseases, in particular examining contributions to achieving universal health coverage and improving population health in low and middle-income countries.
To provide specific and actionable lessons and to help improve the innovation process, its outcomes, and impacts on population health, researchers from RAND Europe and the University of Manchester are exploring the different ways innovation occurs in National Health Service organisations.