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Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU)

The Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) brings together leading health and social care expertise to improve evidence-based policy-making and its implementation across the National Health Service, social care and public health.

NHS
Complex interventions
Evaluation
Health services research
Health systems
England
Policy analysis
Social Policy

Population Studies Group

The Population Studies Group (PSG) is engaged in the measurement and explanation of population trends and in the evaluation of attempts to modify them.

Chronic disease
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Adolescent health
Evaluation
Reproductive health
Social and structural determinants of health
Surveillance
Worldwide
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
South Asia
Anthropology
Demography
Epidemiology
Life-course epidemiology
Statistics

PRUComm

The Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) provides evidence to the Department of Health to inform the development of policy in the National Health Service. We focus on maximising outcomes for patients.

NHS
Evaluation
Health services research
Health systems
Research : policy relationship
Europe
England
Economics
Policy analysis
Management
Political science
Social Policy

Public Health Research Consortium

The Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) brings together senior researchers from 11 UK institutions in a new integrated programme of research, with the aim of strengthening the evidence base for interventions to improve health, with a strong emphasis on tackling socioeconomic inequalities in health.