SDO Research Group
Welcome to the website of the Service Delivery and Organisation research group of the Health Services Research Unit. The research group was a established in 2000 when the London School of Hygiene took on the management of the NHS Service Delivery and Organisation Research and Development Programme (now part of the National Institute for Health Research). The work of the research group is currently split between undertaking research on aspects of health services delivery, teaching health services management, organisation and health policy and providing academic advice and support to the SDO Programme. Further details of all these activities can be found on these web pages together with information about specific research projects and individual staff members and research students.
Members of the research group have academic interests that span a wide range of disciplines including politics, economics, policy analysis, sociology, health services management and social policy. We have developed a wide portfolio of research examining governance, performance, service delivery, inter-organisational relationships and socio-legal studies. The majority of these projects are examining health services delivery and organisation in the UK although we are beginning to develop more international projects comparing health care systems in Europe, North America and Hong Kong. Group members have published widely and regularly contribute academic and health services conferences in the UK and abroad.
Group members play an active role in teaching activities contributing to a wide range of modules on the Schools Masters Programmes. There is also a number of research students within the group and we are keen to encourage new students with interests in health services delivery and organisation to discuss research ideas with us.