Based on our previous success as the Welsh Health Economics Support Service (WHESS), we were awarded further funding from Health and Care Research Wales, and rebranded in 2020 to become Health and Care Economics Cymru. Our teams are based at Swansea University and Bangor University.

Our talented researchers have a wide range of skills, enabling us to ensure you have access to the right support and expertise. You can meet the team here.

Our vision is: ‘To provide word-class health economics expertise (collectively harnessing an agile, integrated all-Wales approach) to enable excellent health and social care research and development in Wales to the benefit of patients, the public and the economy’ for Wales

How can we help you?

Our Health and Care Economics Cymru team explores the value for money of different treatments, interventions and services. We provide the best evidence possible – or help others to understand that evidence – to support making tough choices about how to allocate our limited health and care resources. Making decisions on key resources are necessary for us to keep people healthy and well cared for across Wales, now and in the future. We work across the life span, investigating the cost-effectiveness of everything from public health programmes aimed at preventing ill-health, to new treatments to improve outcomes for people with chronic conditions or cancer.

We can provide expertise, skills and support in:

Who do we work with?