The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) is a membership network for organisations and bodies across the UK with an interest in health services research. We aim to connect universities, commercial organisations and NHS bodies interested in HSR. The network was based at the NHS Confederation but is now based at Universities UK as of 1 April 2013.
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The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) represents and connects everyone interested in health service innovation, evidence and improvement. It is the collective voice for health services research in policy and practice. It brings together those who produce and use evidence to improve services.
HSRN is a self-supporting membership network with over 100 members, mostly research units and NHS organisations, but also with a growing number of third sector bodies, professional groups and private sector associates. The network is hosted by Universities UK and governed by a board drawn from service leaders, funders, HSR and implementation academics, and others. The HSRN is supported by the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust.
The HSRN aims to:
- influence policymakers and managers to support better use of research and to ensure that research priorities reflect the needs of the public, policymakers and those responsible for the management of the system
- campaign for secure funding for HSR and measures to improve HSR careers
- promote interchange between health services research, clinical work and management
- provide a collective voice for researchers in the wider policy debate
- promote issues of common interest to funders, universities and Government.
It does this by:
- representing the HSR community to Government, funding organisations, the management community and other professional bodies by initiating and leading discussion and responding to policy issues
- organising events to promote HSR and provide opportunities for dialogue between researchers and with managers
- building international links with equivalent bodies.
The HSRN provides a unique opportunity for communication between health services researchers, managers and policy makers.
Our membership includes groups of health services researchers in universities and other institutes (representing over a 1000 people), and NHS bodies with an interest in HSR and knowledge transfer.
To get in touch with us please email:
John de Pury: email@example.com
Jenny Hawkins: firstname.lastname@example.org