BRC research will be supported by the BRC Methodology Infrastructure Hub, led by Prof Deborah Stocken.

The hub brings expertise from the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), internationally renowned for designing and delivering innovative early phase clinical trials and utilising both novel statistical and qualitative methods.

Prof Deborah Stocken (left) and Assoc Prof Ruben Mujica-Mota

The hub will include experts from the Leeds Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE), led by Assoc Prof Ruben Mujica-Mota. This will provide joined-up, tailored, early-stage health economic modelling that clarifies the drivers of NHS costs and patient benefits patients.

Together LCTR and AUHE partnership brings together experts to deliver early evaluations of new technologies and treatments that reflect health system goals and the views of individual users and providers.

This  combined qualitative and quantitative approach allows us to understand how new technologies would work for patients and clinicians, giving early understanding of how to scale up adoption and what information is needed by policy officials, users and providers to make the best choices for population health. This strategy will inform Leeds BRC research priorities by targeting discoveries that are most likely to benefit patients, the NHS and social care system.