The Unit is a collaboration between the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York. Directed by Professor John Brazier with Professor Mark Sculpher as his Deputy the unit is tasked to undertake economic evaluations of health and care interventions on behalf of the UK Department of Health (DH).
The initial programme relates to obesity, mental health and innovative technologies as well as methodological themes relating to outcomes, individualised health care and intersectoral effects of interventions. However, the work programme is continually developing in line with the needs of the DH.
In addition to the Directors, the other members of EEPRU in Sheffield are Ron Akehurst, Roberta Ara, Simon Dixon, Anju Keetharuth, Suzy Paisley, Donna Rowen, Paul Tappenden, and Allan Wailoo. The other members of EEPRU in York are Karl Claxton, Steve Palmer, Nigel Rice and Helen Weatherly.
EEPRU is one of nine new Policy Research Units established by the DH to give support across the full range of health policy issues. The other Units and principal institutions are in Quality and Outcomes of Person‐Centred Care (University of Kent), Commissioning and the Healthcare System (LSHTM), Policy Innovation Research (LSHTM), Economics of Health and Social Care Systems (University of York), Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis (Barts and the London Queen Mary University of London), Behaviour and Health (University of Cambridge), Maternal Health and Care, (University of Oxford) and Children, Young People and Families (University College London).