Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR)
The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) was established in 2010. It is collaboration between the university and RAND Europe, an independent not-for-profit policy research centre based inCambridge. CCHSR will develop new methods of measuring quality of care, evaluate initiatives to improve the quality of health care and provide evidence to inform health policy in the UK and abroad.
The Centre focuses particularly on three areas of research:
- Developing methods of measuring quality of care
- Evaluating initiatives to improve the quality of health care
- International comparisons and policy development
Current long term funded research projects include the measurement of patient experience in the NHS, evaluation of patient surveys in primary care as means of improving quality of care, and evaluation of the NHS Integrated Care Pilots.
For instance, the Department of Health has commissioned an evaluation of a number of integrated care pilot programmes that aim to address the complex health care needs of an aging population. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide evidence about what improvements in quality and outcomes can be achieved through integration, to share and implement demonstrated improvement across health and social care, and find practical ways to translate research into action.
Director: Professor Martin Roland Website: www.cchsr.iph.cam.ac.uk