An end of year wrap from HSRAANZ President, Jonathon Karnon on our recent and planned activities. Don’t forget to join/renew your HSRAANZ membership for what should be an exciting year ahead for health services research.Read more →
The December issue of Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP) includes a range of articles focussing on topical issues in public health including obesity, vaccination, cancer screening, Indigenous smoking, and social media.Read more →
Congratulations to HSRAANZ Executive Committee member, Suzanne Robinson, who has just been promoted to Professor.Read more →
The Victorian Cancer Agency has opened a funding round dedicated towards early career cancer health services researchers based in Victoria. The aim of this scheme is to build capacity within cancer health services within Victoria, improve multi-disciplinary care, improve patient experience and patient outcomes.Read more →
Is the UK’s National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Programme a model for health services research funding that could be applied in Australia?
Better support for health services research and health economics research in Australia is a key objective of both HSRAANZ and AHES. On 6 November the Presidents of the HSRAANZ and AHES accompanied Professor Judith Smith, Director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK and Vice-Chair, National Institute of Health Research Panel for commissioned Health Services and Delivery Research, to a special round table event at the Department of Health in Canberra. The event considered insights from the UK’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&RD) programme that funds a mix of commissioned and researcher led research into the quality, access, and organisation of health and care services.Read more →
The Association has been asked to circulate the attached invitation to participate in a survey rating the importance of 72 potential Health Economics Analysis Plan (HEAP) items for randomised controlled trials.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar – What role does performance information play in securing improvement in healthcare? A conceptual framework for levers of change.
Across healthcare systems, there is consensus about the need for independent and impartial assessment of performance. There is less agreement about how the measurement and reporting of performance actually improves healthcare. This webinar will discuss a recently published paper that introduces a conceptual framework that describes ways in which change can be leveraged by healthcare performance information (Levesque and Sutherland, 2017).Read more →
The role, costs and value for money of external consultancies in the health sector: A study of New Zealand’s District Health Boards
Erin Penno winner of the HSRAANZ Best Paper by an emerging researcher discusses her paper recently published in Health Policy, which sought to determine the amount spent on external consultancies across each of New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards as well as the details of processes in place to ensure value for money.Read more →