HERC news

Our quarterly newsletter. Issue 6 out now. Download here.

Mount Hood 2014 Challenge

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: the Mount Hood 2014 Challenge. Hosted by Stanford University, California, USA, 18th-19th of June, 2014. More information.

University Research Lectureship

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Wordsworth and Dr. Ramon Luengo-Fernandez who have been awarded the title of University Research Lecturer by The Medical Sciences Board, University of Oxford. The title is conferred on research workers who can demonstrate substantial independent research achievements.

HERC says goodbye

After nearly 15 years at HERC, our Senior Administrator, Alison Gater has retired.
We wish her all the best for the future. She will be greatly missed by all.

Factors influencing NICE decisions: Research paper available

Results suggest that past NICE decisions are based on a higher threshold than the stated £20,000-£30,000/QALY and that cost-effectiveness is the main driver of NICE decisions. More information.

Latest Publications

Leal, J, Hamdy, F, and Wolstenholme, J (2014). Estimating age and ethnic variation in the histological prevalence of prostate cancer to inform the impact of screening policies

International Journal of Urology , Epub (DOI: 10.1111/iju.12458).

Murray, DW, Maclennan, GS, Breeman, S, Dakin, HA, Johnston, L, Campbell, MK, Gray, AM, Fiddian, N, Fitzpatrick, R, Morris, RW, and Grant, AM (2014). A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different knee prostheses: the Knee Arthroplasty Trial (KAT).

Health Technol Assess, 18(19):1-236.

Rogers, CA, Welbourn, R, Byrne, J, Donovan, JL, Reeves, BC, Wordsworth, S, Andrews, R, Thompson, JL, Roderick, P, Mahon, D, Noble, H, Kelly, J, Mazza, G, Pike, K, Paramasivan, S, Blencowe, N, Perkins, M, Porter, T, and Blazeby, JM (2014). The By-Band study: gastric bypass or adjustable gastric band surgery to treat morbid obesity: study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with an internal pilot phase.

Trials, 15(1):53.

Groothuis-Oudshoorn, CG, Fermont, JM, van Til, JA, and Ijzerman, MJ (2014). Public stated preferences and predicted uptake for genome-based colorectal cancer screening.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 14(1):18.

Hunter, J, Rivero-Arias, O, Angelov, A, Kim, E, Fotheringham, I, and Leal, J (In Press). Epidemiology of Fragile X Syndrome: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Am J Med Genet A.

Brierley, R, Pike, K, Miles, A, Wordsworth, S, Stokes, E, Mumford, A, Cohen, A, Angelini G, Murphy, G, Rogers, C, and Reeves, B (In Press). A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of Transfusion Indication Threshold Reduction on transfusion rates, morbidity and healthcare resource use following cardiac surgery: study protocol

Transfusion and Apheresis Science

HERC Seminar Series

Forthcoming Seminars

Tuesday 20 May 2014, 4.00pm
Prof. Wiji Arulampalam, Professor of Economics, Dept. of Economics, University of Warwick 'Maternal autonomy and child nutrition in India'

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1.00pm
Dr Manuel Gomes, Lecturer in Health Economics, LSHTM 'Addressing missing data in patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs): implications for the use of PROMs for comparing provider performance'

HERC Short Courses


Conferences and Workshops co-organised by HERC

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: the Mount Hood 2014 Challenge
18-19 June 2014, Stanford University, California, USA. More information.

International Health Conference 2015 - a date for your diaries
26-28 June 2015, St Hugh's College, Oxford. More information.

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