Centre for Health Services Studies

Excellence in Health Research


  1. Primary Care

    With support from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery Department of General Practice CHSS is establishing a new academic primary care unit to support the education and development of primary care practitioners and develop primary care research. This involves developing new education programmes in primary and community care for undergraduate medical students who wish to take an intercalated BSc course for one year and a postgraduate MSc with a strong research emphasis for qualified practitioners. See more

  2. Public Health

    The public health group within CHSS encompasses broad experience and a wide range of public health skills. Our scope is multidisciplinary and we work with a wide range of partners to build the evidence base for improved public health and reduced health inequalities. See more

  3. Health Economics

    Our Health Economics group focuses on a variety of aspects of health economics: theoretical contribution, empirical studies and analyses of health policy from economic perspectives. Our scope includes healthcare and public health interventions, clinical trials, socioeconomic inequalities in health and healthcare, planning and market mechanisms in healthcare and social care sectors as well as evaluation of the performance of health care systems. We are also engaged in public health prioritization support to local authorities, providing research solutions to the Department of Health Policy Research Design Units and offering methodological advice within the Research Design Service units to support the development of NIHR research proposals. See more

  4. Acute Kidney Injury

    Development of a risk assessment model for the prediction of new or worsening acute kidney injury (AKI). The aim of this project is to develop and externally validate a contracting model blueprint for long-term conditions. See more

Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 07/07/2014