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.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Interview with Right Honourable Kevin Barron MP

Image of Kevin Barron MP and Dr Duncan Gillespie
Rt Hon Kevin Barron alongside
HEDS Dr Duncan Gillespie
At the recent Medical School Research Meeting, Dr Duncan Gillespie from HEDS and Faculty RSA, Research and Policy group sat down with Rt Hon Sir Kevin Barron (Labour MP for Rother Valley) to talk about the importance of research on changing legislation. 

His diverse parliamentary experience includes chairing the Health Select Committee that brought through the 2005/6 ban of smoking in public places and held evidentiary hearings for minimum unit pricing of alcohol in 2010. More recently, Sir Kevin has been Chair of the All-Party Group on Pharmacy, protecting the availability of community pharmacies and protesting against pharmacy cuts by presenting a petition to Number 10, Downing Street, which had 2.2 million signatures.

The full interview can be read here on the Think Ahead Blog