Health Economist

The role of the RCPCH National Audit Health economist will be to review as well as provide recommendation on the delivery and outputs from the national clinical audits to deliver maximum value for the money and cost-effectiveness for healthcare provision and to demonstrate, where possible, the true cost of healthcare services in relation to the resources that are available and used in the provision of the service.

Hours: This is a part-time role with the actual hours worked being dependent upon contract value against the funds available.
Location: 5 – 11 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8SH


In this role, you will:

  • Utilise RCPCH and Paediatric research programmes to support health economic modeling
  • Identify new patient-reported outcomes for treatment and prevention of health issues based on available data from the national audits
  • Evaluate and interpret current measures to improve the outputs from current audits e.g.  include costing the NNAP Parental measures and NPDA HbA1C reductions over time.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for the RCPCH to add value to outputs by the addition of health economic statements, modeling or content
  • Communicate economic assessment results to appropriate internal audiences


Your Skills will include:

  • Demonstrable understanding of the subject of economics related to healthcare cost modeling and cost-effective analyses
  • Demonstrable balance of understanding of theoretical mathematical and analytical economic techniques with real world practical application
  • Evidenced ability to evaluate data source linkage for cost modeling against evidenced audit data
  • Evidenced research and analytical skills and the confidence and ability to clearly articulate recommendations to a mixed audience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of economic policies across the four nations and their impact on the health-care sector and local health economies as they pertain to the RCPCH outputs

Your Experience:

  • A master's degree in health economics, health policy, or a related branch of study with a significant health economic content.
  • A doctoral degree (PhD) in one of these subjects will be extremely advantageous.
  • Proven and extensive experience working at a regional or national level delivering health economic modeling and analyses for healthcare.

Health Economist Role Description and Person Specification (PDF, 757KB)


Salary Details

The budget for the Health Economist activities is available from within the restricted funds of the three national HQIP commissioned audits and equates to a total of £17,200 per annum.

In the first instance, we would be looking to commission the three distinct areas mentioned above together within this first year’s annual budget (excluding VAT):

  1. £3000
  2. £3000
  3. £11000

Follow up activities in subsequent years may include:

  1. Refine the developed economic models
  2. Assess Impact of modeling on outputs from the audits
  3. Identify external modifiable factors.

Work Conditions

This is a part-time role with the actual hours worked being dependent upon contract value against the funds available. The Health Economist will work either in the office or in their personal workplace and agree their work time and schedules accordingly with the Clinical Standards and Quality Improvement Manager. Their work will not demand excessive travel and there will be no expectation to attend conferences.

We can work with secondments, contractors or agency staff. This post is not a formal RCPCH staff role and therefore there is no establishment for a salaried position.

To apply, please send your CV and an equal opportunities form (Voluntary) (MS Word, 47KB) to

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is a Disability Confident and Stonewall Champion Employer

Closing date: 9 am, Friday 5 January 2017

Interview: Tuesday 16 January 2017