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.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Developing a method to assist investment decisions in specialised commissioning

NHS England commissions specialist services nationally using a budget of £14bn (>10% NHS budget).  As part of this, it makes reimbursement decisions on service developments and are consulting on a new methodology.  The consultation is open until May 11th.

Image: Investment by Simon Cunningham

As part of the development process, NHS England commissioned HEDS to undertake a review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness measurement in MCDA, and recommend methods to use in their new methodology.  I’m not sure how much of our report made it into the new method – judge for yourselves, as it is also available on the consultation website.