PenTAG is a vibrant and multidisciplinary research group which specialises in the synthesis of research evidence for informing health policy and practice.
This work spans both ongoing contracts to support national policy-making agencies, and internationally recognised methodological research relevant to evidence synthesis and improving the influence of research on policy-making.
We currently have four major work streams, which fund most of our 30+ research staff:
- health technology assessment (both for NICE, and the NIHR HTA programme)
- public health evidence reviews & analyses
- Cochrane Heart Group systematic reviews and meta-analyses
- PenCHORD - health operations research and service delivery focused modelling
- PenCLAHRC evidence synthesis team
Our methodological research includes
- Applying and evaluating new methods of evidence synthesis
- Developing and evaluating methods for professional elicitation
- Assessing the use and validation of surrogate outcomes in HTA
- Advancing methods for cost-effectiveness analysis
PenTAG is one of a number of research groups within the Institute for Health Services Research, which is part of the University of Exeter Medical School.