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Dr Rob Gandy

Biography

Visiting Professor in Liverpool Business School since June 2011
Previously Honorary Research Fellow with Liverpool Business School 1997 - 2011

Now retired. Previously a professional statistician and healthcare manager.
Working career was spent in the English NHS, where held a number of Director posts, and as an independent management consultant. Main focus was on information, planning, commissioning and business cases, with particular interests in cancer and end-of-life services.

Professional Organisations:
Fellow of the Institute of Statisticians/ Royal Statistical Society since 1982
Member of the Institute of Health Service Management since 1979
Member of the Institute of Statisticians 1976 - 1982

Other Academic Involvement:
Honorary Senior Lecturer with Edge Hill University 2010 - 2016
Visiting Lecturer with Centre for Excellence Development, University of Salford 2000 - 2003.
Honorary Research Associate, Leicester University Department of Community Medicine 1975 - 1979.

Degrees

IPE Management School, Pôle Paris Alternance, France, DBA
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD Business Information
Manchester University, United Kingdom, MSc Statistics
University of York, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Mathematics/ Computation
Institute of Health Service Management, United Kingdom, Diploma

Publications

Journal article

Gandy R. 2020. Brides Bridges and Spacemen Sutton D. Fortean Times, :42-47 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy R. 2019. A Grin Without A Cat Fortean Times, :58-59 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy R. 2019. Will GE2019 further increase 'localism' Photiadou A. British Politics and Policy Blog at London School of Economics, :1-1 Publisher Url Public Url

Franci A, Renzi P, Gandy R. 2019. Evaluating health performance and inequalities in the Italian region of Marche British Journal of Healthcare Management, 25 :293-302 DOI Public Url

Gandy R. 2019. The Flypaper Murder Sutton D. Fortean Times, :57-57 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy R. 2019. A Miscellany of Merseyside Mysteries Fortean Times, Public Url

Gandy R. 2019. Northern Weirdness To Full Fortean Times, :22-22 Public Url

Gandy R. 2019. The Imbolc Fire Festival Sutton D. Fortean Times, :76-78 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ, Harrison P, Gold J. 2018. Criticality of Detailed Staff Turnover Measurement Benchmarking: An International Journal, 25 :2950-2967 DOI Public Url

Gandy R. 2018. The Winter Watch Sutton D. Fortean Times, :76-77 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ, Harrison P, Gold J. 2018. Talent management in Higher Education: Is turnover relevant? Garavan T. European Journal of Training and Development, 42 :597-610 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2018. Increasing Localism in Elected Politicians? Geoghegan P. Political Insight, 9 :22-25 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bell A, Gandy RJ, Roe B. 2017. Benefits and impacts of Active Lives groups for older people living in the community Research, Policy and Planning: The Journal of the Social Services Research Group, 32 :97-112 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ, Audisio RA, Franci A, Gurrieri C, Maurizi F. 2017. Comparing Radiotherapy Patient Flows in England and Italy British Journal of Health Care Management, 23 :524-533 DOI Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2016. Thanks for the memories? Fortean Times, :54-55 Public Url

Gandy RJ, Bell A, McClelland RJ, Roe B. 2016. Evaluating the Delivery, Impact, Costs and Benefits of an Active Lives Programme for Older People Living in the Community Primary Health Care Research & Development, 18 :122-134 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2016. Second Season Syndrome Tarran B. Significance: statistics making sense, 13 :22-25 Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2016. Round The Horns Fortean Times, :26-33 Public Url

Knighting K, O'Brien MR, Roe B, Gandy R, Lloyd-Williams M, Nolan M, Jack BA. 2016. Gaining consensus on family carer needs when caring for someone dying at home to develop the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT): A modified Delphi study Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 :227-239 DOI Author Url Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2015. The Cryptid Petting Zoo Fortean Times, :52-53 Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2015. The Old Man of Halsall Moss Fortean Times, :32-39 Public Url

Knighting K, O'Brien MR, Roe B, Gandy R, Lloyd-Williams M, Nolan M, Jack BA. 2015. Development of the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT) to identify family carers struggling with caring for someone dying at home: A mixed method consensus study BMC Palliative Care, 14 DOI Author Url Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2015. The Curse of Aaron Ramsey Fortean Times, :53-55 Public Url

Gandy RJ, Hennell M. 2014. Public ICT Procurement - Maximising Quality Whilst Minimising Risk International Public Procurement Conference 2014_Book Of Proceedings, :581-590 Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2014. An Investigation of Politician Mobility in the United Kingdom British Politics, 9 :182-209 DOI Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2014. Testing the Self-Sufficiency of Radiotherapy Catchment Areas Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 7 :225-243 DOI Public Url

Gandy RJ, Case-Upton P. 2013. Planning for procurement: challenges facing CCGs British Journal of Healthcare Management, 19 :482-487 DOI

Gandy RJ, Adams D. 2013. WEIRD Statistical Variation Sutton D. Fortean Times, :53-53 Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2013. The Williamson Tunnels, Liverpool Sutton D. Fortean Times, :74-76 Public Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B. 2013. Using care profiles as a catalyst for improving end of life commissioning, involvement and service delivery BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 3 :11-17 DOI Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B. 2013. Using Care Profiles As A Catalyst For Improving End of Life Commissioning, Involvement And Service Delivery BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 3 :11-17 DOI

Gandy RJ, Wilford S. 2012. Public and Patient Involvement for End of Life Services British Journal of Health Care Management, 18 :144-151

Gandy RJ. 2012. Measuring and performance-managing aseptic dispensing in the National Health Service Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 3 :17-23 DOI

Gandy RJ, Coladangelo R. 2011. Gaining Consensus Health & Care Weekly, Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Coladangelo R. 2010. Forecasting Methods in Healthcare Planning Health Service Journal Resource Centre Online: Your Ideas & Suggestions, Publisher Url

Ashton S, McClelland B, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy R. 2009. An end-of-life care initiative for people with dementia European Journal of Palliative Care, 16 :240-243

Gandy RJ. 2001. How Spending Comes Down To Trust Public Finance, :28-29

Gandy RJ, Poston G, Hussey R. 1996. 3-D For C Health Service Journal, :24-25

Gandy RJ. 1995. This Way Please Health Service Journal, :32-33

Gandy RJ. 1995. A Special Case? Public Finance, :20-22

Gandy RJ, Large N. 1994. Eyes on the Prize Health Service Journal, :26-27

McClelland RJ, Gandy R. Undergraduate Regional Migration in the UK: Perspectives on local markets and Trends for gender and international student groups Studies in Higher Education, 37 :1-24 DOI Author Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B, Rogers J. Using Care Profiles to Commission End of Life Services Kendall S, Bryar R. Primary Health Care Research & Development, DOI

Gandy R, Franci A, Guerrieri C, McClelland RJ. Demonstrating Access to Public Services Diagrammatically International Journal of Public Administration, 34 :516-527 DOI

Gandy RJ, Roe B, McClelland R, Ashton S. The cost-benefits of end-of-life training in care homes with dementia patients BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1 Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B, Rogers J. Using End of Life Care Profiles to Support Advance Care Planning BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1 Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Franci A, Gurrieri C, McClelland R. Demonstrating Access to Public Services Diagrammatically International Journal of Public Administration, 8 :516-527

Gandy RJ, Owens L. Specifying Activity Levels for Alcohol Services British Journal of Health Care Management, 17 :234-241 DOI

Gandy RJ, Coladangelo R. Using Delphi Methods to Project Smoking Cessation in Northern England Journal of Smoking Cessation, 6 :3-8 DOI

Gandy RJ, Hubbert C, Ingley S, Rogers J, Warriner K. The Final Flourish Health & Care Management, June 2010 :18-19

Gandy RJ, McClelland R, Ashton S, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gomm S, Horgan E, Hughes J, McAinsh S, Mullen C. An Economic Appraisal of an End-of-life Care Training Initiative for Care Homes with Dementia Patients Journal of Care Services Management, 4 :321-330 DOI

Ashton S, McClelland B, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy RJ. End of Life care for people with dementia: an evaluation of the implementation of the GSF and LCP Palliative Medicine, 24 :202-202 DOI

Ashton S, McClelland B, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy RJ. End of Life Care: An evaluation of the implementation of the GSF and LCP for people with dementia in five care settings across Greater Manchester European Journal of Palliative Care, 16 :240-243

Gandy RJ, Andrews K, Gibb C. Can Acute Capacity Planning for Aseptic Dispensing be Computerised? Hospital Pharmacist, 15 :381-386

Gandy RJ, Beckford J, Booth M. Secondary Care Coalface: The Challenge of Capacity Management in Aseptic Preparation Pharmacy Management, 22 :17-23

Gandy RJ, Beaumont I. Evaluating the impact of Major Investment in Aseptic Preparation on Capacity and Collaboration Hospital Pharmacist, 13 :221-225

Gandy RJ, Smith J, Beaumont I. Aseptic Preparation and Use at Trusts in Two Different Areas of England Hospital Pharmacist, 10 :403-405

Gandy RJ, Beaumont I. Analysing Aseptic Preparation – Survey design and data assessment Hospital Pharmacist, 10 :328-337

Gandy RJ, Beaumont I. Analysing Aseptic Preparation – Workload measurement and capacity planning Hospital Pharmacist, 10 :338-347

Gandy RJ, Kershaw K, Beaumont I. Nomenclature Issues in Aseptic Preparation of Medicines British Journal of Clinical Governance, 7 :242-249 DOI

Gandy RJ. The Role of Satellite Clinics in the New NHS British Journal of Health Care Management, 5 :406-409 DOI

Gandy RJ, Jones A, Tanner D. Care profiles and contracts for cancer in the community European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2 :208-217 DOI

Gandy RJ, Beaumont I, Lee G, Cumming I. Risk Management and the Aseptic Preparation of Medicines European Hospital Pharmacy, 4 :114-119

Gandy RJ, Cumming I, Beaumont I, Lee G. Distilling solutions for pharmacists – managing contamination risks British Journal of Health Care Management, 4 :17-20 DOI

Gandy RJ, Beaumont I, Norval M. Aseptic Dispensing in NHS Hospitals : A North West Survey Hospital Pharmacist, 5 :140-142

Gandy RJ, Murphy M. Cancer Information at GP Level Journal of Informatics in Primary Care, :17-20

Corcoran G, Gandy RJ. Skewed Statistics: Recording Palliative Care British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management, 14 :16-17

Gandy RJ. Clinical Coding and Cancer Care British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management, 13 :18-19

Gandy RJ. Fundholding and Specialised Contracts Healthcare Financial Management Association Newsletter, :21-23

Gandy RJ. Hit or Miss? British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management, 11 :20-22

Gandy RJ. The Calculation of Catchment Populations within the National Health Service - Reprise The Statistician, 30 :297-302

Gandy RJ. Rubella Immunity in Family Planning Clinic Attenders Journal of Public Health, 95 :46-47 DOI

Gandy RJ. Statistical Implications of Reorganisation Hospital and Health Services Review, 77 :44-45

Gandy RJ. Statistics for 4.33 day Wards? Medical Record, 21 :107-107

Gandy RJ. An Alternative Statistic of Percentage Occupancy Hospital and Health Services Review, 76 :135-137

Gandy RJ. Cancer Morbidity Measurement Journal of Public Health (London), 94 :40-43 DOI

Gandy RJ. Hospital Out-Patient Waiting Times Family Practitioner Services, 6 :106-107

Gandy RJ. A Comparison of Two Proxy Measures for Morbidity Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 33 :100-103

Gandy RJ. A Graphical Representation of the Inter-Relationship between Districts Hospital and Health Services Review, 75 :50-51

Gandy RJ. The Calculation of Catchment Populations within the National Health Service The Statistician, 28 :29-37

Gandy RJ. An Enquiry into the Mental Health Enquiry British Journal of Psychiatry, 135 :531-534 DOI

Gandy RJ, Wilford S. End of life services: public and patient involvement British Journal of Health Care Management, 18 :144-151 DOI

Gandy RJ, Wilford S, Alexander A. Young carers and end of life services British Journal of Healthcare Management, 18 :298-306 DOI Publisher Url

Gandy RJ. An Estimate of the Effect of Abortions on the Stillbirth Rate Journal of Biosocial Science, 11 :173-178 DOI

Gandy RJ. Flexible Information Profiles for Planning Hospital and Health Services Review, 74 :346-348

Gandy RJ. Characteristics of Vasectomy Patients at a Family Planning Clinic Journal of Biosocial Science, 10 :125-132 DOI

Gandy RJ. An Evaluation of the Effect of a Programmed Investigation Unit Health Trends, 10 :64-65

O'Brien M, Kirton J, Knighting K, Gandy R, Jack B, Roe B, Flynn C, Horgan E. EMPOWERING CARE HOME STAFF TO DELIVER QUALITY END OF LIFE CARE: THE IMPACT OF THE SIX STEPS TO SUCCESS PROGRAMME ON END OF LIFE CARE IN CARE HOMES IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 4 :A32.2-A32 DOI

Gandy RJ. Measuring and Performance Managing Aseptic Dispensing in the National Health Service Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 3 :17-23 DOI

Gandy RJ. Using Care Profiles As A Catalyst For Improving End of Life Commissioning, Involvement And Service Delivery BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care,

Other

Gandy R. 2019. Are UK politicians ‘local’? General elections and the trend towards greater English regionalism British Politics and Policy, Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2018. How ‘local’ are UK politicians? Comparing MPs’ constituencies and their place of birth Publisher Url Public Url

Gandy RJ, Bell A, Roe B. 2018. Targeting Arts Initiatives to Benefit Health and Wellbeing

Gandy RJ, Spruce J. 2018. Celebrating Stan & Joe: Wellbeing benefits of celebrating heroes through Art

Gandy RJ. 2017. Just a Minute Lilley R. Publisher Url

Gandy RJ. The Nomogramma di Gandy: Historical Development and Potential Uses

Gandy RJ, Clarke M. Joined-Up Vision: Shifting the Mental Health Paradigm

Gandy RJ, Wilford S, Alexander A. Involving young carers in End Of Life Services

Ashton S, McClelland R, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy RJ. End of Life care for people with dementia: an evaluation of the implementation of the GSF and LCP Palliative Medicine, 24 :202-202

Gandy RJ. A Healthy Interest in Statistics

Book review

Gandy RJ. 2018. Paranormal Encounters on Britain's Roads Fortean Times, :62-62 Public Url

Gandy RJ. 2011. Battle of Brunanburh Book Review Fortean Times, :64-64

Editorial/letter to the editor

Gandy RJ. 2016. Vaccination Wars Sutton D. Fortean Times,

Gandy RJ. 2013. Knotty conundrum Sutton D. Fortean Times, :67-67

Gandy RJ. 2013. Faster, faster! Sutton D. Fortean Times, :67-67

Conference publication

Gandy RJ, McRobert A. 2015. Impact of established clubs on probability of survival in top leagues 8th World Congress on Science and Football (WCSF2015) Public Url

Gandy RJ, Coladangelo R. 2011. Projecting Churn in the Smoking Population Using Delphi Methods Stop Smoking – Live!

Gandy RJ, McClelland R, Roe B, Ashton S. 2011. Whole system savings from end-of-life training in care homes with dementia patients 6th UK Dementia Congress Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Cannon J, Roe B, Rogers J. 2011. Commissioning End of Life Services Using Care Profiles Help the Hospices Conference Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B, McClelland R, Ashton S. 2011. The cost-benefits of end-of-life training in care homes with dementia patients International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference DOI Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B, Rogers J. 2011. Using End of Life Care Profiles to Support Advance Care Planning International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference Publisher Url

Gandy RJ, Roe B, Rogers J. 2011. Using Care Profiles to Augment the End of Life Care Pathway Care Pathways 2011 Conference Publisher Url

Gandy RJ. 2005. A Comparison of Aseptic Preparation and Usage in Different NHS Regions No Proceedings Published, Royal Statistical Society Conference

Gandy RJ. 2004. Perspectives on statistics & statisticians in the NHS Proceedings not published, Royal Statistical Society Conference

Gandy RJ. 2002. How Spending Comes Down To Trust None Published, Primary Care Trusts – Managing the Changes: CAPITA

Gandy RJ, Cullen S. 2001. Clinical Assessment and Issues in Independent Mental Health Services Published electronically at the time; Link now defunct, First Clinical Information Conference

Gandy RJ, Beaumont I. 2000. Improving Performance in Aseptic Preparation Fifth Annual Casemix Conference Proceedings, Fifth Annual Casemix Conference :178-183

Gandy RJ. 2000. Benchmarking Personal Social Services Information Fifth Annual Casemix Conference Proceedings, Fifth Annual Casemix Conference Proceedings :88-92

Gandy RJ, Smith N. 2000. Commissioning Child Health Services Fifth Annual Casemix Conference Proceedings, Fifth Annual Casemix Conference :201-207

Gandy RJ, Smith N. 1999. Benchmarking Child Health Expenditure Fourth National Casemix Conference Proceedings, Fourth National Casemix Conference :126-130

Gandy RJ, Smith N. 1998. Benchmarking of Mental Health Expenditure Third National Casemix Conference Proceedings, Third National Casemix Conference :66-70

Gandy RJ. 1997. Cancer Casemix in Community Services Second National Casemix Conference Proceedings, Second National Casemix Conference :182-183

Gandy RJ. 1997. Cancer in Primary and Community Care - the Information Dimension Royal College of Nursing Cancer Care 97 Conference

Gandy RJ. 1996. Healthcare Resource Groups and Acute Cancer Care National Casemix Office, National Casemix Conference 1996 :187-190

Ashton S, McClelland RJ, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy R. End of life care for people with dementia: An evaluation of implementation of the GSF and LCP 8th Palliative Care Congress Publisher Url

McClelland RJ, Aston S, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy R, Gomm S, Wrigley K, Horgan E, Hughes J, McAinsh S. A UK end-of-life care initiative for people with dementia 1st International Congress on Controversies in Longevity, Health and Aging (CoLONGY) Author Url Publisher Url

McClelland RJ. Implementing the Gold Standards Framework and Liverpool Care Pathway in long term care settings to support people with dementia European Association of Palliative Care 6th Research Congress Publisher Url

Gandy RJ. Demonstrating Churn Diagrammatically 978 1 900862 17 2, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Public Url

Gandy RJ. Software-based Systems – Does the bar need to be raised again Healthcare Computing Conference (HC2008) :1-6 Public Url

Gandy RJ, Coladangelo R. Projecting smoking cessation in the North of England using Delphi Methods http://www.uknscc.org/2010_UKNSCC/speakers/rob_gandy.html, UK National Smoking Cessation Conference

Gandy RJ, Ashton S, McClelland R, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gomm S, Horgan E, Hughes J, McAinsh S, Mullen C, Wrigley K. The Economics of Improving End-of-life Care in Care Homes with Dementia Patients http://www.careinfo.org/images/conferences/gandy,%20rob.pdf, 3nd Annual National Care Homes Congress

Roe B, Bell A, Gandy RJ, Barraclough P, Frost V. Active Lives Groups for Older People Living in the Community: Their Benefits and Impact 8th Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region

O'Brien MR, Kirton J, Knighting K, Gandy RJ, Roe B, Jack BA. Six Steps to Success Programme: Improving End of Life Care for Care Home Residents 14th World Congress for European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)

Knighting K, O'Brien MR, Roe B, Nolan M, Gandy RJ, Pine K, Jack BA. The Carers’ Alert Thermometer (CAT): An Instrument to Identify Family Carers’ Needs Whilst Providing End of Life Care in the Home 14th World Congress for European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)

Roe B, McClelland R, Mazhindu D, Ashton S, Gandy RJ, Mullen C, Wrigley K, Wrigley E, McAinish S, Robinson L, Gomm S. Evaluation of the implementation of the gold standards framework and Liverpool care pathway for the dying on end of life care for people with dementia. 38th Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Culture, Diversity and Ageing

Ashton S, McClelland R, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy RJ. Implementing the Gold Standards Framework and Liverpool Care Pathway in Long Term Care Settings to Support People with Dementia. An Evaluation 5th UK Dementia Congress

O'Brien M, Kirton K, Knighting K, Gandy RJ, Roe B, Jack B, Flynn C, Horgan E. Six Steps to Success: The North West End of Life Care Programme for Care Homes Evaluation Cheshire Hospices Education 16th Annual Conference: Innovations in Care – Sharing New Ideas, Research and Practices in Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care

Knighting K, Jack B, Roe B, O'Brien M, Nolan M, Lloyd-Williams M, Pine K, Gandy RJ. Clarity through the kaleidoscope: gaining consensus on the main causes of carer burden from professional and carer perspectives BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 4: A5 (Abstract), 10th Palliative Care Congress :A5-A5 DOI

Bell A, Gandy RJ, Barraclough P, Roe B. Benefits and impact of active lives groups for older people living in the community British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference

Hurst W, Latham K, O'Hare D, Sands A, O'Carroll S, Gandy R. A Case Study on the Development of a Virtual Reality Proton Beam Therapy Unit Interactive Digital Media 2018 Public Url