Boyle, Sean

Mr Sean Boyle  


Position held

Visiting Research Fellow


Experience keywords:

analysis of waiting time for elective care; health care financing; health care; health policy; modelling health services; modelling the criminal justice system; planning health services; private finance initiative; public/private partnerships

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

020 7955 6251

LSE email:



Stabile, Mark and Thomson, Sarah and Allin, Sara and Boyle, Seán and Busse, Reinhard and Chevreul, Karine and Marchildon, Greg and Mossialos, Elias (2013) Health care cost containment strategies used in four other high-income countries hold lessons for the United States Health Affairs, 32 (4). 643-652. ISSN 0278-2715


Farrer, Shelley and Boyle, Sean and Yi, Deokhee (2011) Payment by results In: Dixon, A. and Mays, N., (eds.) Understanding New Labour’s Market Reforms of the English Nhs. The King's Fund, 66-77. ISBN 9781857176261

Pollock, Allyson and Macfarlane, Alison and Kirkwood, Graham and Majeed, F Azeem and Greener, Ian and Morelli, Carlo and Boyle, Sean and Mellett, Howard and Godden, Sylvia and Price, David and Brhlikova, Petra (2011) No evidence that patient choice in the NHS saves lives Lancet, 378 (9809). 2057-2060 . ISSN 0140-6736

Pollock, Allyson and Majeed, Azeem and Macfarlane, Alison and Greener, Ian and Kirkwood, Graham and Mellett, Howard and Godden, Sylvia and Boyle, Sean and Morelli, Carol and Brhlikova, Petra (2011) In defence of our research on competition in England's National Health Service – authors' reply Lancet, 378 (9809). 2065-2066. ISSN 0140-6736

Boyle, Sean (2011) PFI in the NHS did not deliver value for money under Labour. It is unlikely to do so in the future under the Conservatives. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Boyle, Sean (2011) The NHS is a shining example of what can be achieved under a publicly tax-funded service. The pause in the review should become permanent British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 May 2011) Blog entry

Boyle, Sean (2011) United Kingdom (England): health system review Health Systems in Transition, 13 (1). 1-486. ISSN 1817-6119


Boyle, Sean (2010) The UK health care system, 2009 International policies of health care systems, The Commonwealth Fund, Washington D.C., USA.

Boyle, Sean and Appleby, John and Harrison, Anthony (2010) A rapid view of access to care An inquiry into the quality of general practice in England, The King's Fund, London, UK.

Callum, Christine and Boyle, Sean and Sandford, Amanda (2010) Estimating the cost of smoking to the NHS in England and the impact of declining prevalence Health Economics, Policy and Law, 6 (4). 489-508. ISSN 1744-1331


Callum, Christine and Boyle, Sean (2009) Overestimate of cost of smoking to the NHS [eletter] Tobacco Control, Online. ISSN 1468-3318

Boyle, Sean (2009) Economic case for change in the system of stroke care in Greater Manchester Great Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac and Stroke Network and Association of Greater Manchester PCTs.


Boyle, Sean (2008) The health system in England Eurohealth, 14 (1). 1-2. ISSN 1356-1030

Boyle, Sean (2008) The economic costs of disability and ill health in the workforce Department of Work and Pensions, London, UK.


Boyle, Sean (2007) Local provision of mental health care in Scotland Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.

Boyle, Sean (2007) Payment by results in England Eurohealth, 13 (1). 12-16. ISSN 1356-1030

Boyle, Sean (2007) Mental healthcare as a whole system In: Shephard, G., (ed.) Mental Health: Assessing the Impact of Change. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Boyle, Sean and Kunkle, Daniel and Guerin, Stephen (2006) An application of multi-agent simulation to policy appraisal in the criminal justice system In: Chen, Shu-Heng and Jain, Lakhmi and Tai, Chung-Ching, (eds.) Computational Economics: a Perspective From Computational Intelligence. Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, 228-234. ISBN 9781591406495

McCrone, Paul and Thornicroft, Graham and Boyle, Sean and Knapp, Martin and Aziz, Fayaz (2006) The development of a local index of need (LIN) and its use to explain variations in social services expenditure on mental health care in England Health and Social Care in the Community, 14 (3). 254-263. ISSN 0966-0410


Boyle, Sean (2005) Payment by results in England Euro Observer, 7 (4). 1-3. ISSN 1020-7481

Boyle, Sean (2005) What foundation trusts mean for the NHS The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Boyle, Sean and Appleby, John and Devlin, Nancy and Thorlby, Ruth and Harley, Mike (2005) Do English NHS waiting time targets distort treatment priorities in orthopaedic surgery? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 10 (3). 167-172. ISSN 1355-8196


Boyle, Sean (2004) Agent-based modelling: urgent care as a complex system In: Kernick, David, (ed.) Complexity and Health Care Organisation. Radcliffe publishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 1 85775 814 5

Boyle, Sean and Pratt, Julian (2004) Agent-based working - devices for systemic dialogue In: Kernick, David, (ed.) Complexity Theory and Healthcare. Radcliffe Medical Press, Oxford, UK, 159-170. ISBN 1857758145

Boyle, Sean and Guerin, S. and Pratt, J. and Kunkle, D. (2004) Application of agent-based simulation to policy appraisal in the criminal justice system in England and Wales In: Agent 2003: Challenges in Social Simulation. Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, US.


Aziz, Fayaz and McCrone, Paul and Boyle, Sean and Knapp, Martin (2003) Financing mental health services in London: central funding and local expenditure King's Fund, London, UK.


Boyle, Sean (2002) Ethnic diversity and the NHS Commission for Health Improvement, London, U.K..


Boyle, Sean (2001) Labour performance on health Parliamentary Monitor. ISSN 1462-9933

Boyle, Sean (2001) Clinical governance reviews in the United Kingdom Euro Observer, 3 (1). 4-6. ISSN 1020-7481

Boyle, Sean and Appleby, John (2001) NHS activity: short measure Health Service Journal, 111 (5785). 24-27. ISSN 0952-2271

Appleby, John and Boyle, Sean (2001) Health spending: extra time Health Service Journal, 111 (5779). 22-25. ISSN 0952-2271

Boyle, Sean and Jessopp, Lynda (2001) Developing whole-systems learning: a linked approach In: Ashburner, Lynn, (ed.) Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Studies in Health Care: Reflections on the Future. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 232-255. ISBN 9780333947708


Appleby, John and Boyle, Sean (2000) Blair's billions: where will he find the money for the NHS? British Medical Journal, 320 (7238). 865-867. ISSN 0959-535X

Boyle, Sean and Glaister, Stephen and Graham, D. and Hoskins, E. and Travers, Tony (2000) The economic impact of the NHS on the London regional economy: a report for the NHS executive NHS Executive, London, UK.

Boyle, Sean and Harrison, Anthony (2000) Private finance and service development In: Appleby, John and Harrison, Anthony, (eds.) Health Care Uk 1999/2000: the King's Fund Review of Health Policy. King's Fund, London, UK, 55-63. ISBN 1857172876

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