Evidence Base

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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 three categories:

1. Evidence about what matters to people and families

2. Evidence that ELC Programmes have impact

3. Evidence to support spread of group consultations

Evidence about what matters to people

We work closely with www.healthtalk.org 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 www.healthtalk.org:

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.


Evaluation Of The Experience Led Commissioning Of End Of Life Care

This is the independent evaluation of ELC Transformation, published in 2012 when CCGs were just being established.

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Evaluation of The Experience Led Commissioning of Maternity Care

This independent evaluation of ELC transformation in maternity commissioning was part of a NIHR funded programme, led by The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. The ELC evaluation appears at Chapter 10.

Evidence to support spread of group consultations

Whilst group consultations is a relatively new clinical practice in the UK, Croydon CCG has already evaluated their impact. The ELC Programme delivered training to six Croydon GP Practices in 2016. This evaluation summarises what happened when practices moved to implementation. We have also included an NIHR review of the evidence base for group consultations for you to download here and an easy to read summary we prepared that gives you the key points and learnings from both academic and grey literature.


Evaluation of Croydon Group Consultations Report


The Evidence for the Effectiveness, Appropriateness and Feasibility of Group Clinics for Patients with Chronic Conditions

This is an academic review of the evidence funded by NIHR and conducted by The School for Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.


Group Consultations: Summary Of The Evidence Base

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