About us

Our Mission

Support better health care policies by providing insightful economic and statistical analyses of critical issues.

What We Deliver

OHE provides authoritative resources, research and analyses in health economics, health policy and health statistics both through our independent research and in our consultancy. Our work informs decision making about health care and pharmaceutical issues at the UK, regional and international levels.

How We Work

Our strategic perspective emphasises projects tackling policy and strategic issues that affect the present and will shape the future. We work closely with stakeholders, clients and external experts to develop important new policy insights, define strategies and identify optimal choices.

Our People

OHE's strength is the talent and professional dedication that its staff brings to each project. Our team has diverse and extensive experience in the private, public and charitable sectors. Each individual maintains the highest professional standards in both working style and project results.

Our History

OHE was founded in 1962 to

  • commission and undertake research on the economics of health and health care
  • collect and analyse health and health care data for the UK and other countries
  • disseminate the results of its work and stimulate discussion of them and their policy implications

Its independent Research Committee and Policy Committee has helped maintain OHE's international reputation for the quality and independence of its research.

OHE became an Independent Research Organisation in 2020.

Funding and Support 

The OHE's current work programme is supported by research grants and consultancy revenues from a wide range of UK and international sources: the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and other commercial clients, the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (PRP), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the EuroQol Foundation and a number of charitable and other organisations.

Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act 2010, OHE wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities and dignity at work. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we value the differences that a diverse workforce brings. We oppose all forms of discrimination against employees, members, customers,  stakeholders,  job applicants, suppliers and members of the public on the grounds of the following “protected characteristics”; gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, religion, religious belief, age, disability or race (which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins).

Employees should not discriminate against, harass or victimise another colleague, customer, stakeholder, supplier, a job applicant, or any third party or any member of the public on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics listed above.

We believe that it is in the OHE’s best interest and that of all those who work for us to ensure that the working environment is fair and inclusive and  encourages all employees to fulfil their potential, based on performance and ability.

Every possible step will be taken therefore to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly and that decisions relating to recruitment, selection, appraisal, terms and conditions of employment, training, promotion, career management and employment termination are based solely on objective and job related criteria.

For further information please refer to our Equal Opportunities, Gender Diversity and Inclusion Policy


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