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Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU)

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Congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease in children and adults

Our work combines statistical analysis, mathematical modelling and detailed work with clinical teams, patients, families, commissioners and audit bodies to understand, improve and communicate outcomes for children and adults living with congenital heart disease.


Health protection

Health protection

We often work on projects commissioned by the UK Department of Health that address national questions such as the organisation of immunisation programmes or preparedness for pandemics and other health emergencies.


Embedded research

Embedded operational researchers within health care teams

We have between 1 and 3 researchers embedded within health care teams at any one time, spending a few days a week on site helping teams achieve their goals.


Supporting health services

Operational Research to support health services

We use a variety of operational research techniques such as optimisation, mathematical models and soft systems analysis to support health services in planning and service configuration decisions.