Professor Martin Roland directs the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR), a joint research centre between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe. He was Professor of General Practice in the University of Manchester from 1992 to 2009 when he moved to the Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge. Professor Roland’s main research interests are developing methods of measuring quality of care and patient experience and evaluating interventions to improve care in the NHS.
In 2015 Professor Roland chaired the Commission on the Future Primary Care Workforce which was established by the Secretary of State at the end of 2014. The Commission’s report, published in July 2015 includes recommendations for an expanded multi-disciplinary primary care workforce, expansion of GP federations and networks to enable general practice to operate at scale, closer relationships with specialists, and expanded IT links between primary care, community care and specialists.