Posted on Friday 7th October 2011
HSMC's Professor Russell Mannion has been appointed to the Commissioning Board of the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme. The newly formed programme will replace the SDO and HSR programmes from January 2012.
The HS&DR programme will have two main workstreams - one on health services research (HSR) and one on healthcare delivery research (HDR). The former will focus on research into the quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, equity and patient experience of health services. The latter will focus on evaluating models of service organisation, delivery and interventions, which have the potential to improve service effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. In keeping with the existing programmes, the audiences for this research will be the public, service users, clinicians and managers. The budget of the new programme will be the total of the two existing programmes at £16m per year.