What we do

Better decisions means better outcomes

Health resources are finite, and choices must be made. Our services generate evidence for the adoption of innovation, supporting system leaders and budget-holders in allocating resources most effectively.

We help you evaluate health-related innovations ranging from digital health, artificial intelligence, medicines and medical technology, algorithms, new models of care, and interventions including surgical procedures.

Our health economics service helps you generate evidence for adoption of innovations and supports system leaders and budget holders in allocating resources most effectively. We also help you learn more about how effective and efficient healthcare services are, identifying areas for potential improvement to patient care.

Services include:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions
  • Comparing the health benefits and costs of the options ‘on the table’
  • Matching your capacity to demand
  • Understanding your local population and the opportunities to improve health and wellbeing

We use a range of advanced techniques and technologies to underpin our work, ensuring quality and ongoing improvement. Learn more

Who we work with

Our experience and professional connections support you in successfully navigating the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving healthcare environment.

“As the work of health and social care systems becomes ever more complex, high-quality health economics data and analyses in all of its forms is needed more than ever. The Health Economics Unit brings acknowledged experts together in partnership with the NHS and industry, deploying advanced economic thinking and expertise to overcome the strategic challenges for health and care services.”

Derek Kitchen – Managing Director of Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Our specialist services

This is a small selection of all the solutions we can provide.

Evidence generation

Understanding whether new care pathways and interventions are effective, efficient, and deliver value for money

Population health management

Using allocative efficiency techniques and population health analytics to improve value and deliver the best care possible

Advanced analytics

Using advanced techniques in machine learning, data science and casual inference to understand the biggest questions in health


Sharing our vast knowledge to develop NHS capability through training, research design advice and quality assurance