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
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.
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
Experiences of unexpected maternity care
Trigger film for service improvement
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 Of End Of Life Care
This is the independent evaluation of ELC Transformation, published in 2012 when CCGs were just being established.
Evaluation of The Experience Led Commissioning of Maternity Care
This independent evaluation of ELC transformation in maternity commissioning was part of a bigger 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.
Whilst group consultations is a relatively new clinical practice in the UK, Croydon CCG have already evaluated their impact. The ELC Programme delivered training to six Croydon GP Practices in 2016, and this evaluation summarises what happened when practices moved to implementation.
Evaluation of Croydon Group Consultations Report
This shorter summary of the evidence base which The ELC Programme has prepared, takes into account more recently published research.
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.