Health Care Systems

Without new antibiotics, more patients will die from previously treatable infections. A key issue is how the value of antibiotics can be appropriately assessed by payers and HTA bodies.

OHE and RAND Europe were commissioned by the Oxford BRC to undertake a programme of top-down evaluations of aspects of the impact of the BRC. This research looked at the health, economic and scientific impact of Oxford BRC’s research activity.

Resistance to antibiotics is growing. Additional R&D is required. Both Transferable Intellectual Property Rights and Market Entry Rewards should be explored for use in Europe as a regional “pull” incentive.

On 5th April 2017 the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS published their report titled “The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care”. The report provides a series of recommendations for the government in order to improve the outlook for the NHS.

Professor David Grabowski from Harvard University will lead an OHE Lunchtime Seminar on 19 April 2017 on the topic of interventions that encourage high-value nursing home care: lessons for the UK.

A new OHE report compares the availability and access of orphan medicinal products (OMPs) in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

This OHE Seminar Briefing summarises a seminar given by Dr Nicholas Hicks, Co-founder and Chief Executive of COBIC. Dr Hicks describes COBIC’s outcomes-centred approach that has been adopted by NHS services across England.

A new publications titled: Does a biomedical research centre affect patient care in local hospitals? has just been published in Health Research Policy and Systems. The article explores the impact of biomedical research on patient care with Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

OHE has published a new report discussing a framework to help middle-income countries efficiently identify medicines for formulary inclusion. A second publication applies this framework to the Mexican decision making system as a case study.

The HESG Winter 2017 Conference is to be held in Birmingham from 4th to 6th January 2017. Several members of the OHE team will be attending and contributing to the conference. This post contains a summary of their activity.

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