Policy Research Unit
Policy Research Unit
Completed projects
PHOENIX: An investigation of the public health system in England
PHOENIX: An investigation of the public health system in England

The aim of this project is to examine the impact of structural changes to the health and care system in England on the functioning of the public health system, and on the approaches taken to improving the public’s health. We will explore the impact of the reforms on the organisation and delivery of health improvement services.

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Joining up general practice and community services: evidence synthesis
Joining up general practice and community services: evidence synthesis

This is a rapid evidence synthesis that explores existing evidence relevant to the closer integration of primary and community services, which will be useful for those responsible for formulating policy in this area. 

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Evidence synthesis
Evidence synthesis

We are collecting and synthesising research on commissioning in the UK
and other countries.

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Primary care payment structures: evidence synthesis
Primary care payment structures: evidence synthesis

The aim will be to conduct a synthesis of the research evidence and wider literature on funding mechanisms for primary care

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Contracting in commissioning
Contracting in commissioning

This project will investigate how commissioners negotiate, specify, monitor and manage contractual mechanisms.
It aims to understand which practices produce the best services in their local health economy. The project will look at both acute services and community healthcare.

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