About us

HCD was created out of an alliance with University of Chester, charities and health service sectors in reponse to the ever-growing demand for economic analysis within healthcare and specifically the need for health economics and business intelligence within the public and third sectors.

Through these partnerships, HCD provides a unique insight and perspective, focusing our analyses on what matters to patients as well as decision-makers, all undertaken with academic rigour, independence and credibility.

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Our Process

We have created core partnerships with University of Chester and leading patient charities that underpin our approach.

Higher education

Academia has a leading role to play in providing an independent, credible evidence-base as well as evaluating current and new ways of delivering healthcare.


Our partnerships with patient charities ensure that any analyses we undertake reflect the day-to-day realities of living with a particular condition.


We apply primary or secondary real world data sources depending on research needs and questions. From ethically reviewed burden of illness studies and bespoke service primary data, to secondary sourced disease registries and episode statistics.

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Latest News

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February 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020 - raising awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. Rare Disease Day will be on February 29th 2020. As a research partner and advocate for the rare disease community, HCD Economics is sharing news of this event with our website community.
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January 2020

HCD real world and medical affairs team report from ASH (American Society of Haematology 2019)

HCD’s Hayley Hubberstey, Real World Evidence Manager and Dr Harpal Dhillon, Global Medical Affairs Director attended ASH in December 2019 for the shared objective to learn the latest in terms of medical advances/understanding in HCD’s research areas of Sickle Cell Disease and Haemophilia and to identify 2020 research areas, that would benefit from the patient empowered methodology HCD has pioneered, alongside a need in the future research area to unearth evidence of burden of illness and provide expertise pro bono, in support of patient and political advocacy.
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November 2019

Valuable news resource for researchers in Gaucher disease

The International Gaucher Alliance (IGA) publishes a regular monthly newsletter. In the November 2019 edition reports are filed from all parts of the IGA organisation, including established and emerging National members of the Gaucher community such as Belgium, Albania, Pakistan and the United States.
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