HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

ScHARR Seminar

Separate to the HEDS programme, the ScHARR seminar programme covers all aspects of Health Service Research.  However, the next seminar is modelling based:

"Modelling Demand and Deployment of Emergency Medical Services"
Prof. Paul Harper, Operational Research Group, Cardiff University

It is on at 12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday, 23rd Oct in Pemberton Room.

Abstract: Response time targets for the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust
(WAST) are not currently being met, particularly for high priority
emergencies in rural areas.  Collaborative work between WAST and the
Cardiff OR Group, has explored the use of different research
methodologies to assist WAST with decisions on ambulance locations,
capacities and deployments. This talk will provide an overview of the
different approaches and tools developed, including forecasting
demand, time-dependent queueing models and optimisation for crew
rostering, a geographical discrete event simulation and location
theory for locations and deployment, and phase-type models to explore
the impact of ambulance turn-around times at hospitals.

Future seminars, same time and place are:

Tuesday, November 6
Alice Pitt, Emily Wilson, Josie Reeve - "An overview of IRise"
Tuesday, November 20
Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian - "Robotic Rehabilitation Technology"
Tuesday, December 4
Dr Peter Allmark - "Capability and Justice"