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 60 members of staff and our purpose is to provide national and international consultancy and research in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) to the NHS and the pharmaceutical and health care industries (read more about our work with NICE). 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's healthcare consultancy 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 HEOR 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 healthcare consultancy 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 Health and Wellbeing award and the Strategic Leadership Team actively encourage
staff training and development. YHEC’s commitment to social responsibility is outlined in our CSR statement.
Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award

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
  • 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
  • Dr Sam Barrell, Chief Operating Officer, The Francis Crick Institute
  • Andrew Davies, Digital Health Lead at Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  • Beth Woods, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
  • 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’d like to take this opportunity to thank you both for a truly excellently conceptualised, planned and executed piece of work. I don’t think this could have been improved on any account.”

    Research Consultancy
  • “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.”

    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