Priority Setting

This research focuses on:

  • advancing the application of economics in priority setting
  • commissioning decisions and practices.

This work enhances the efficiency of how resources are allocated. Priority setting underpins policy decisions, including evaluation at both macro and micro levels. 

Current projects by the Health Economics Group consider the implementation of priority setting methods and economics informed commissioning, while aiming to understand how this is influenced by organisational context and complexity. Situated research will be key in eliciting organisational features, attributes and barriers facilitators which impact successful commissioning. Current economic evidence and information will be used to devise organisational user friendly techniques such as ‘fast and frugal’ tools for commissioning and to develop processes for disinvestment of resources.  Work focuses understanding implications of policy on local commissioning organisations, as well as exploreing impact and alignment of incentives for commissioning.