Centre for Health Services Research
Health Services Research is an interdisciplinary field of scientific inquiry that examines how best to deliver health care from the clinical, economic and patient perspective, how best to use health care resources and how to involve patients in processes of care. The research focus is on the 'patient care' end of the translational pathway that leads from basic science through to clinical research, implementation of research and improved health outcomes.
The Centre's research portfolio covers many of the current topics that focus on how to deliver high quality health and social care in an environment of an ageing population and also cost constraint. It focuses on the implementation and evaluation of health and social care services in the UK and internationally with Centre staff collaborating with research groups in the UK, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia.
The Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) comprises of 94 academic and research staff and 14 doctoral students, which are organised into nine active research groups. Since 2008, CHSR has been engaged in current and recent projects to the value of over £25 million, stimulating a range of research outputs including over 270 peer-reviewed journal articles.
The Centre comprises 10 research groups:
- Management of Long Term Conditions Group
- Research Group for Quality of Care for Older People
- Telehealth and Telecare Group
- Patient Safety Group
- Service User Involvement and Collaboration Group
- Health Economics Group
- Implementation Research Group
- Health Policy Leadership and Management Group
- Education for Practice and Research Group
- Impact of Disease and Treatments Group