CORU - Clinical Operational Research Unit, based in UCL (University College of London), is a London health care OR team - the first I've come across working in OR specialising in health care, since I moved across the pond last year from Canada.
Needless to say, I was very happy to meet up with Martin Utley, Director of CORU, last week. Thanks for a great chat, Martin. I'm genuinely excited to link up with the CORU group, as I have not yet met any OR bodies in health in UK yet. Reading up on some publications that Martin sent over - I do miss the academic side of Operational Research.
It was said that OR used to exist quite healthily in UK's health sector before (very close to the Canadian system). After some reform / re-org within the National Health Services (NHS), most of the OR groups within the NHS disappeared (more or less). What a pity.