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The Centre for Health Service Economics & Organisation (CHSEO) is an innovative research unit focused on whole-system analysis of the English health and social care sector and selected local health economies.

Based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, and linked to the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, CHSEO works with economists and statisticians to produce high-quality strategic analysis.

The Centre has recently completed a programme of longer-term projects commissioned by the Department of Health, and is currently conducting studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Wellcome Trust and the Professional Standards Authority.

Mission and objectives

To establish an independent analytical resource to focus on the macro health policy challenges of today, and to develop the capacity and capability of the system to face such challenges in the future

The Centre is pursuing three key objectives:

  • Undertake and publish strategic measurement and system-level analysis of the health and social care sector, with an emphasis on policy relevance.
  • Offer learning opportunities to high calibre graduates and research students so that they are encouraged to pursue analytical careers in the health and social care sector.
  • Offer a high quality, affordable supply of strategic analytical services to the NHS, supporting bodies, and professional regulators.

Full details about the Centre's research and publications can be found on their website