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

ELC Transformation

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.

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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 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. (Download here)