Professorial fellow in Health Services Research
I was delighted to be elected as a Fellow of Murray Edwards, a modern college with none of the stuffiness of some of Cambridge’s older colleges. The College exists to promote the place of women in society in many ways, including having the largest collection of contemporary women’s art in Europe.
Degrees and honours
- DM (Oxon)
- Health services research.
- Developing methods of measuring quality of healthcare.
- Evaluating ways of improving the quality of healthcare.
Professor Martin Roland trained in clinical medicine at the University of Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate. He moved to the Chair in General Practice in the University of Manchester in 1992. In 2009, he moved to the Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge where he founded and directed the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research until his retirement in 2016. Professor Roland’s main areas of research interest are developing methods of measuring quality of care, and evaluating interventions to improve care. Professor Roland was a practising GP from 1979 to 2013. He was appointed CBE for services to medicine in 2003. At Murray Edwards he chairs the Art Committee, and is a member of Council, the Finance Committee and the Fellowship Committee.
- Roland M, Guthrie B. The Quality and Outcomes Framework How did QOF come about and what have we learned? BMJ 2016; 354: i4060
- Roland M, Olesen F. Can pay for performance be used to improve the quality of primary care? What other countries can learn from the UK’s experience with the Quality and Outcomes Framework. BMJ 2016; 354: i4058
- Roland M. Does pay for performance in primary care save lives? Lancet 2016; 388: 217-218
- Roland M, Everington S. Tackling the crisis in general practice: if general practice fails, the whole NHS fails. BMJ 2016; 352: i942
- Winpenny E, Miani C, Pitchforth E, King S, Roland M. Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of outpatient services: a scoping review of interventions at the primary-secondary interface. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2016
- Wallace E, Smith S, Fahey T, Roland M. Reducing emergency admissions through community-based interventions. BMJ 2016; 352: h6817
- Rubin G, Berendsen A, Crawford S et al. The expanding role of primary care in cancer control. Lancet Oncology 2015; 16: 1231-72
- Roland M, Dudley RA. How financial and reputational incentives can be used to improve medical care. Health Services Research 2015;50 Suppl 2:2090-2115
- Elliott M, Kanouse D, Burkhart Q, Abel G, Lyratzopoulos G, Beckett M, Schuster M, Roland M. Sexual Minorities in England Have Poorer Health and Worse Health Care Experiences: A National Survey of Adults Journal of General Internal Medicine 2015; 310: 9-16
- Roberts M, Campbell J, Abel G, Davey A, Elmore N, Maramba I, Carter M, Elliott M, Roland M, Burt J. Understanding high and low patient experience scores in primary care: analysis of patients’ survey data for general practices and individual doctors BMJ 2014; 349: g6034
- Kristensen SR, Meacock R, Turner AJ, Boaden R, McDonald R, Roland M, Sutton M. Long-term effect of hospital pay for performance on mortality in England. New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 371(6): 540-8
- Roland M, Campbell S. Successes and Failures of the United Kingdom’s Pay for Performance Program. New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 370:1944-1949
- Roland, M, Paddison, C Better management of patients with multimorbidity. BMJ 2013; 346: f2510
- Sutton, M, Nikolova, S, Boaden, R, Lester, H, McDonald, R, Roland, M Reduced mortality with hospital pay for performance in England. New England Journal of Medicine 2012 367: 1821-8
- Roland, M, Rosen, R (2011) Healthcare reform: the English NHS embarks on bold but risky market-style reforms. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 364: 1360-6