Health Economics Research Group (HERG)
The Health Economics Research Group (HERG) has developed an international reputation in health economics, building on strong foundations and a consistent strategy pursued over more than twenty years.
HERG's strategic focus is on the economic evaluation of a broad range of clinical and health service technologies and its dual aim is to provide applied, policy-relevant research whilst developing and refining methods to increase the rigour and relevance of such studies.
This strategy is highly relevant as economic evaluation begins to play more and more influential roles in international and national policies on the adoption and use of specific technologies.
The NICEQoL project was funded by the MRC and NIHR under a call for methodological research to underpin decision-making at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Health Economics Research Group awarded over £420k to identify England’s best value for money programmes that get people to be more active
People in the UK are becoming less physically active. This change in our lifestyle this is building up to a huge health problem, with estimates that physical inactivity is responsible for 16.9% of all premature deaths and costs the NHS over £940m.
The Health Economics Research Group (HERG) has been awarded £426,702 by the Department of Health to identify which interventions have been successful in getting people more active and which offer best value for money across England.