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Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Head of Department: Pauline Allen
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator: John Cairns
Department Operating Officer: Debby Stanley

Tel: +44 (0) 207 927 2366 Fax: +44 (0) 207 927 2701

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Established in 1988, our aim is to carry out research that helps to improve the quality, organisation and management of health services and systems. This work extends from establishing what care should be provided and how services should be organised, through assessing the quality of existing services, to how improvements can be brought about. In addition, the Department aims to improve the understanding of how health services and systems behave, both for its own sake and as a precursor to more applied research. This work includes policy analysis, sociological studies of care and studies of the organisation of care.

Most of our research is in high-income countries and, in particular, the UK. The Department hosts, supports, contributes to, or is in partnership with, a number of research units and centres:

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