Martin Roland,is Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge having previously been RAND Professor of Health Services Research from 2009 to 2016. Previously he was Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester from 1992 to 2009, and he practised as a GP for 35 years. He was appointed CBE in 2003 for Services to Medicine. Throughout his career he has carried out research designed to improve healthcare in this country and abroad. He has contributed to numerous NHS committees and advised successive governments on primary care policy. He is therefore particularly well placed to comment on the past, present and future of the NHS both from the point of view of an academic and as a practising doctor.
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The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research
The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) is a collaboration between two leading health care research groups at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge, and at RAND Europe. With over twenty researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds, CCHSR’s objective is to inform policy through evidence-based research on health services. The groups are led by Mary Dixon-Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge and Jon Sussex, Chief Economist at RAND Europe.
Our aims are to inform health policy and practice by developing methods for measuring quality of care, and evaluating ways of improving the safety, effectiveness, efficiency and experience of care. For example, current research includes approaches to improve patient experience in primary care, socio-economic variation in cancer outcomes and their link to the quality of health services, and an evaluation of alternatives to face-to-face consultations in primary care.
A key strength is the diversity of disciplines and skills within the Centre, with members coming from backgrounds including medicine, psychology, sociology, statistics, health services research, public health and public policy.