Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research - latest blogs

Author Jenny Hawkins
Posted 2015.11.17

The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe. They aim to inform health policy and practice by developing methods for measuring quality of care, and evaluating ways of improving the safety, effectiveness, efficiency and experience of care. Professor Martin Roland is a HSRUK board member. Read the latest CCHSR blogs.

Changing how GPs practice – it really can work

By Martin Roland | Published: November 16, 2015


When we produced our report “The Future of Primary Care: Creating Teams for Tomorrow” in the summer (1), the little negative comment there was arose from the idea of larger multi-disciplinary teams, including pharmacists and new roles such as physician associates. GPs worried about what they’d find for these people to do, how they’d train...


“We torture them before they die”

By Martin Roland | Published: September 29, 2015


This telling phrase comes from a paper by Liz Dzeng and colleagues (1) which describes the distress felt by young American doctors who feel obliged to deliver futile treatments to patients at the end of life. In part this comes from an excessive move away from paternalism (‘let the doctor decide’) to prioritise patient autonomy...


Hospitals and avoidable mortality rates…the saga continues

By Gary Abel | Published: September 24, 2015


Regular readers of this blog will now I’ve had a bit of a bee in my bonnet about government plans to rank hospitals on avoidable mortality based on retrospective case record review. I won’t go into the arguments in detail again (if you want you can read them in the original blog here, or the ...


A realistic vision for primary care?

By Jenni Burt | Published: July 22, 2015

CCHSR Director Prof Martin Roland has been a little busy of late, as Chair of the Primary Care Workforce Commission. Their report has just been launched…so what does it say for the future of primary care?