Our work in this area focuses on the ways in which decisions are made and services are strategically planned in a context of financial pressures and multiple goals.
It covers topics such as:
- The challenge of achieving equitable health care access and outcomes and the role of evidence in this.
- The commissioning and/or strategic planning function as a means of securing desired health care outcomes for populations.
- The role of public and other engagement activities in priority setting in health and care.
- The challenges of decommissioning medicines, services and health care organisations.
To this end, HSMC works to develop theory, empirical understanding and practical wisdom on the theme of decision making and strategic planning. This means collaborating nationally and internationally with academic, policy and practitioner partners.
Contact: Iestyn Williams
Current and recent research projects from this work area include: