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, 8 April 2014

New project: DH alcohol treatment capacity modelling

“An evidence-based model for estimating requirements for specialist alcohol treatment capacity in England”
has started in February 2014 and will last for 18 months. The project is commissioned by the Department of Health and has been awarded to the University of Sheffield, with collaborators from Kings College London and the University of Manchester. The ScHARR research team includes Alan Brennan (principal investigator), Yang Meng, Tony Stone, John Holmes and Petra Meier.

The overarching aim of the study is to develop an evidence- and consensus-based capacity model to estimate the number of individuals in England, at both national and local levels, who would access specialist alcohol treatment services and need different treatment options. The model will inform and support resource allocation and the planning and commissioning of specialist alcohol treatment services according to needs, resources and outcomes.