About Us

York Health Economics Consortium

York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) is a health economic consulting company formed in 1986 and wholly owned by the University of York. YHEC is the University of York’s main consultancy provider of health economics expertise.

YHEC has over 50 members of staff and our purpose is to provide national and international consultancy and research in health economics to the NHS and the pharmaceutical and health care industries (see more about our work with NICE here). YHEC’s service combines rigorous research standards with efficient project delivery.

YHEC also carries out work for a range of national and international clients outside the health sector, including local authorities and the voluntary sector.

YHEC staff includes economists, supported by other analytical disciplines necessary to respond to clients’ needs. YHEC is part of one of the largest and most active group of health economics research departments in the world. It is, therefore, able to draw on the specific expertise of staff in related academic departments.

Although based in the UK, YHEC’s capabilities are global. We are a founding member of the Minerva health economics network, an international consortium of leaders in the field of health economics, health technology assessment (HTA) and outcomes research.

YHEC holds the Investors in People standard and Strategic Leadership Team actively encouraging staff training and development.

YHEC is located on the Science Park at the University of York campus, York, YO10 5NQ, United Kingdom.

YHEC’s Board of Directors currently includes:

  • Prof Karen Bloor (Chair), Professor of Health Economics & Policy, University of York
  • Mr Mike Farrar, Independent Management Consultant, Mike Farrar Consulting Ltd
  • Prof Maria Goddard, Director, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
  • Emma Latimer, Chief Officer, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Kirsten Major, Chief Executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jeremy Lindley, Finance Director, University of York
  • Andy Taylor, Advisor, Public Policy, Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  • Dr Sam Barrell, Chief Operating Officer,The Francis Crick Institute
  • Matthew Taylor, Director, York Health Economics Consortium
  • Louise Carr (Company Secretary), York Health Economics Consortium


Client Testimonials

  • “YHEC’s economic models are beautiful and transparent…”

    Technical Advisor
    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • “Thanks for a perfect service!”

    Vice President for Health Economics and Reimbursement
    Medical Device Manufacturer
  • “We can’t say enough great things about the breadth of service, quality of analysis and calibre of staff at YHEC.”

    Product Group Manager
    Medical Device Manufacturer
  • “I would like to highlight the excellent support from the Tutor. She is extremely available, supportive, with a good knowledge about the topics and she has an outstanding way to explain, re-explain if needed, suggesting additional reading… She was the best Tutor that I have experienced in York ever.”

    Student
    Health Economics MSc Distance Learning programme
  • “Overall the project has been a great success with a very high degree of professionalism from start to finish. I have been particularly impressed by the willingness to be flexible and to change approach when difficulties in contacting key stakeholders emerged. The final report is of a high quality and has already been put to good use in developing the next stages of the system. The staff from YHEC have been great to work with throughout the process and have shown great perseverance in getting the final report published.”

    Head of Service
    National Services Scotland
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the work that you have put into developing these commissioning support tools, for your professionalism and high levels of customer service, for producing some robust products within very tight time constraints, and for being generally ‘easy’ to work with.”

    Manager
    Public Health England
  • “Finally, I just want to say that it has been a pleasure working with YHEC. I’ve really appreciated your approach and style in how you work, and of course the expertise that you have brought to the service.”

    Head of Service
    NHS Commissioning Support Unit
  • “I’ve read literally more than 100 articles on innovation and none have described the calculation and reasoning behind economic methods as clearly and thoroughly as you.”

    International Journal Editor
  • “Big thank you for the great work so far from you and the rest of YHEC review team. I think these review projects are not the simplest, but despite that, I think your team’s good communication made it easy to progress!”

    Product Manager
    Pharmaceutical Company