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.

Monday, 14 April 2014

New project: HS&DR evidence synthesis centre

The NIHR programme has commissioned ScHARR to provide one of two national Centres to produce evidence syntheses to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of NHS service delivery. ScHARR review capacity aims to improve the responsiveness of the Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme in topics of critical importance across the wide span of the programme and/or within tight time constraints.

The Centre recently completed a prototype 12-week rapid review for NHS England on the relationship
between volume, proximity of services and patient outcomes in congenital heart disease services (Jan-Mar 2014). The team is currently undertaking a rapid review initiated by the Chief Medical Officer on the Feasibility, Appropriateness, Meaningfulness, Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of group clinics for patients with chronic conditions (Apr-Sept 2014).

The Centre is funded from March 1st 2014 - February 28th 2017.  It is co-directed by Professor Liddy Goyder [Programme Management], Public Health and Dr Andrew Booth [Chief Methodologist]), HEDS.