Having built up a strong reputation as experts in our field within the NHS, we were specifically requested to assist the research project into the application of Payment by Results in Mental Health Services. This role included: Working within a formal project structure using Prince 2 base delivery framework, project planning, design and management of analysis, production of a data collection tool to collect data from over 20 organisations, liaison with senior management within these organisations to assure and re-assure them throughout the project. We also presented seminars to organisations involved in the project., visited those organisations to assist with data collection and train staff in use of the data collection tool and produced detailed analysis of the data including research into various statistical techniques and methods. We were also involved in the production of recommendations to the Department of Health. and liaison with senior NHS management.