About Us

ORH is a management consultancy that uses advanced Operational Research (OR) techniques to support resource planning in the public sector. We specialise in solving complex locational planning problems for the emergency services, but we also carry out studies for health authorities, sports bodies and other public sector organisations.

ORH was established in 1986, but our origins go back to the 1970s and the OR research groups set up by the government to develop and apply modelling techniques within the NHS and local government. From our offices in Reading, England, the company has carried out over 500 reviews for organisations around the world.

Our clients face many different challenges, but they share a need to optimise performance and deploy valuable resources in the most effective and efficient way. ORH uses sophisticated analysis and modelling techniques to deliver robust solutions that are objective, evidence-based and quantified. ORH’s experienced consultants are trained in OR, maths, geography and statistics, backed by technical support staff with extensive data analysis and computing experience.

The ORH ethos is to keep an open mind, in order to deliver optimal solutions adapted to each client’s unique circumstances. Our consultants take a flexible yet rigorous approach,  using quantitative techniques to provide independent advice.

We are committed to getting it right, for the good of our clients and the people who rely on their services.

ORH is the trading name of Operational Research in Health Limited, a company registered in England with company number 2676859.

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