At The ELC Programme, we are fanatical about being evidence based.

Whether it is the quality of the insights that ELC Transformation and The Life Improver Score generate or whether it is building an evidence base for our programmes, we invest in making sure that evidence underpins change and improvement.

We work with academic partners to secure funding for primary research and to spread know how and insight generated by research.

Our evidence falls into 2 categories:

1. Evidence about what matters to people and families

2. Evidence that ELC Programmes have impact

Evidence about what matters to people

We work closely with and The Health Experience Research Group at The University of Oxford who have been conducting qualitative research into experiences of living with health conditions for over 15 years.

When we create a new ELC Transformation Programme or start to research a new Life Improver Score, we develop a benchmark that draws on the HERG archive.

We also conduct rapid literature reviews to make sure we build on other published academic work, exploring what matters to people.

Watch the videos that have been produced through our collaboration with HERG and

End of Life Care
Experience-based co-design trigger film

Stroke prevention & atrial fibrillation
Experience-based co-design

Experiences of unexpected maternity care
Trigger film for service improvement

Evidence that ELC Programmes have impact

We want to know that ELC Programmes have impact. We have worked hard over the last 7 years to build the evidence base for ELC Transformation.

Two independent evaluations have been completed. One has been published. The second is awaiting National Institute of Health Research (NHIR) approval.


Evaluation Of The Experience Led Commissioning For End Of Life Care Project

This is the independent evaluation of ELC Transformation, published in 2012. There is a very strong evidence base for group consultations in the published literature.

We are constantly monitoring and building on the evidence base for group consultations. Here is a summary of the current evidence base which has informed our training and coaching programme design.


Group Consultations: Summary Of The Evidence Base

This is a summary of the international evidence base for group consultations.