Mr Sean Boyle
Senior Research Fellow
Telephone: 0207 955 6251
Seán Boyle has researched and written extensively on a range of policy issues concerning the finance and provision of health care in the United Kingdom, including the economic evaluation of the use and allocation of resources, measuring the quality of access to GPs, public–private partnerships (particularly PFI), modelling elective and emergency health care, and performance measurement.
He recently published the Health System in Transition report on England, a comprehensive overview of the health and social care system in England. This report provides a wealth of detail about all aspects of the health care system, as well as developments in the health of the population. It draws on a detailed analysis of the changes to health care introduced by a series of Labour governments between 1997 and 2010 to give an assessment of the impact these changes have had in terms of access, equity, efficiency, quality and health outcomes.
Seán is also a health planning and policy consultant with experience of working at senior level with public and private sector managers, civil servants and politicians (both local and national), and a detailed knowledge of the public policy environment. He was public expenditure advisor to the Health Committee of the House of Commons between 1993 and 2009 and contributed to several special inquiries including Public-Private Partnerships, Foundation Hospitals in the NHS, Independent Sector Treatment Centres and Deficits in the NHS. In 2011 he gave oral evidence to the Committee's inquiry into NHS Commissioning. He also acted as an advisor to the Health Committee of the Scottish Parliament in 2006/07 producing a report on Mental Health Expenditure in Scotland.
His original training at the London School of Economics was in mathematical economics and econometrics, and he has lectured and researched in economics, statistics and economic modelling, at universities in the UK and Canada.List of all Sean Boyle's publications.