Professor Rachel Elliott

by | 20 Jul 2022 | Manchester, Supervisors | 0 comments


Research profile and key clinical specialties

I am a pharmacist and a health economist. I use trials, large databases and routine data and economic modelling in complex healthcare problems with high patient and economic burden, including patient safety and medicines-taking.

My work has informed national health policy in the UK and other countries. I am currently looking at the change in use of digital and remote technology since COVID. 

I am a member of a NICE technology appraisal committee. I am Senior Methods Lead, NIHR Research Design Service NW.

Two key publications

  • Elliott RA et al. Cost Effectiveness of Support for People Starting a New Medication for a Long-Term Condition Through Community Pharmacies: An Economic Evaluation of the New Medicine Service (NMS) Compared with Normal Practice. Pharmacoeconomics 2017; 35:1237-1255 DOI: 10.1007/s40273-017-0554-9. PMID: 28776320
  • Elliott RA, et al. Economic analysis of the prevalence and clinical and economic burden of medication error in England. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2021;30:96-105.

Possible PhD projects

  • Economic impact of digital health interventions in mental health
  • Economic impact of digital health interventions to improve medicines-taking in long-term conditions

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Keywords: Pharmacist, medicines, databases, economics, patient, safety, Pharmacoeconomics, Rachel, Elliott, Manchester