LSE Health and Social Care (LSEHSC) was established as a research centre in 2000, when two existing research groups, which had been very successful in their own right, were brought together under its umbrella: LSE Health and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU). Both of these groups were established at the London School of Economics in the 1990s; LSE Health in 1993 and PSSRU in 1996.
Since then, LSE Health and Social Care has developed significantly, now incorporating both the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR). LSEHSC is hosted by the Department of Social Policy, although due to the inter-disciplinary nature of the Centre, it has strong links with a number of other departments (particularly Accounting and Social Psychology).
LSE Health is a research centre affiliated with the Departments of Social Policy,Management and Accounting. The Centre's unique research base contributes to the LSE's established world presence and reputation in health policy, health economics and demography. You can read more about it here.
Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) is one of the leading social care research groups, not just in the UK, but internationally. Since its establishment in 1974, it has had considerable impact on national social care policy in the UK and in a number of other countries. You can read more about it here.
NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR)
SSCR commissions and conducts research to improve the evidence base for adult social care in England: covering the wide range of care and support that is available and used by adults; the diversity of services and service providers of adult social care; and care and support provided through informal care, self care and self-funded care. You can read more about it here.
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
The Observatory is a unique international partnership between national governments, health insurance bodies and international organisations including the World Health Organization and the European Commission, among others. You can read more about it here.