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Bringing together people and analytics to make impactful changes

When healthcare pathways cross multiple organisations, how do we identify the most impactful places to direct resources? The Smarter Spending in Population Health (SSPH) programme, brings together stakeholders from across systems and inputs their insights ...

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Improving Population Health Management through bespoke training

As NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) ICS went through a restructuring, it recognised the opportunity to improve interaction between analysts and decision makers to better deliver Population Health Management (PHM). ICS leaders ...

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Informing better healthcare policy for an ageing population

With an ageing population in the UK, healthcare providers are increasingly having to plan and deliver care and treatments for elderly patients with multiple ongoing conditions. But which patient groups are most at risk? How ...

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Demand and capacity modelling of gambling harm across Great Britain

Gambling harm has a significant health, financial and societal impact. However, the prevalence of gambling harm in the UK is not well understood, with different sources giving different estimates, making it difficult to plan and deliver important support and treatment services. The Health Economics Unit (HEU) was commissioned by GambleAware to create the first ever demand and capacity model for the population experiencing gambling harm.

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Generating insights on the evolution of HIV care with the Terrence Higgins Trust

How do you analyse and understand eight years of valuable HIV online forum history while preserving the anonymity of the online members? The Health Economics Unit worked with Terrence Higgins Trust (a British charity that ...

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Developing new cancer endpoints to improve patient care

The Health Economics Unit collaborated with Janssen, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and DATA-CAN: The Health Data Research UK Hub for Cancer to understand not only if cancer treatments work to save ...

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Using MCDA to evaluate robotic surgery in the NHS

The Health Economics Unit was funded by the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) to explore the use of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to evaluate the economic implications of robotic surgery in the NHS, ...

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Economic Modelling for Peripheral Arterial Disease in England and Wales

Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition, affecting around 20% of people over 60, where a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles. Chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI) is a severe ...

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Management and Supervision Tool (MaST) in the community mental health service at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Introduction and aims The Health Economics Unit was asked by the Innovation Agency North West Coast to evaluate the use of the Management and Supervision Tool (MaST) in the community mental health service at Mersey ...

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Developing a dashboard to help drive improvement in cancer screening in the Midlands

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out ambitious targets for cancer care, intended to drive an improvement in cancer survival rates and increase early diagnosis. Across England there are 21 Cancer Alliances, which bring together clinical ...

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Assessing the budget impact of toric lens surgery in the NHS

A toric lens is a type of intraocular contact lens (IOL) that can be implanted during cataract surgery to improve long distance vision and correct astigmatism, reducing a patient’s reliance on glasses. HEU was ...

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Using a population health management tool to improve health outcomes for patients

Data analysts for Herefordshire & Worcestershire General Practice recognised they did not have a good way of understanding the population or who or what sits within it. Since October 2021, they have been working with executive ...

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