Who we are

Hello, we’re the Health Economics Unit

You need to make key decisions that address inequalities, tackle workforce issues, allocate resources, and improve the wellbeing of your populations.

We help you by:

  • defining the scope of a problem and establishing the best ways to answer it
  • building evidence, using our advanced economic and analytical techniques, to understand the possible solutions
  • producing high-quality, actionable outputs for you to identify and implement successful change
  • building capacity for longer-term improvement across systems by delivering training and consultancy.


“The Health Economics Unit represents a new and unrivalled opportunity to access health economics expertise that is geared up to support the ‘real world’ needs of clients.”

Peter Spilsbury – Director, Strategy Unit


Why work with us?

We are part of the NHS, working to ensure everything we do benefits the NHS.
Being part of the NHS gives us unique access to stakeholders, systems and data assets. This includes a range of primary and secondary care datasets and trusted research environments.

We give you access to what we produce, and train your teams.
At the end of each project, we leave you with the tools, knowledge and skills to develop the work further, independently of us.

We are experts in our fields and use the right tools for the task.
Our team comprises of highly specialised economists and analysts, motivated by supporting better decisionmaking and outcomes.

We have a strong network of experts who strengthen and quality assure our work.
We ensure that our outputs are high-quality, actionable and useful. We want our outputs to be used to generate positive change.

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