The HCA programme focuses on the rigorous evaluation of health care interventions.

The underlying philosophy of the programme is the generation of new knowledge through the application of, and interaction between, knowledge synthesis and primary research (particularly randomised controlled trials - RCTs).  The programme is supported by cross cutting methodological research and knowledge synthesis.

Current Project Highlights

Completed Project Highlights

  • CLASS - Comparison of LAser, Surgery and foam Sclerotherapy
  • Difference ELicitation in TriAls (DELTA) 
  • RECORD - Randomised Evaluation of Calcium and / OR vitamin D
  • REFLUX - The place of minimal access surgery amongst people with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • SUSPEND - Use of drug therapy in the management of symptomatic ureteric stones in hospitalised adults: a multicentre placebo controlled randomised trial of calcium channel blockers (nifedipine) and alpha blockers (tamsulosin)