The core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas – Education and Training, Regulation and Guidance, and Integration and Teamwork – together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice.
The Centre has over a hundred Organisational Partners and Individual Partners contributing in different ways to one or more of these areas. We are grateful to all our partners and to members of our Advisory Board for their encouragement and active support across such a wide range of activities.
Education and Training
Values-based practice builds on learnable clinical skills and these have been at the heart of its development form the start.
Current training initiatives include a joint program with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences on Values-based Surgical Care. Based on our experience with this program we are working with the AOMRC (Academy of Medical Royal Colleges) on a template for developing similar programs in other areas of secondary care.
Conference Announcement: The Centre is a co-organiser with CAIPE of the ATBH (Altogether Better Health) Conference on Values-based Inter-professional Practice – Oxford – September 6th – 9th 2016 Read More
Regulation, Law and Guidance
The Centre is working with a number of national bodies on programs aimed at building on current best practice in promoting positive outcomes
- CQC (Care Quality Commission)
- PSA (Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care)
- GOsC (General Osteopathic Council)
- NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
Conference Announcement: The Centre is a co-organiser with the PSA of a conference on Regulating for Positive Outcomes – Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park – 11th March 2016 Read More
Integration and Teamwork
Values are key both to teamwork and to wider attempts to provide well-integrated services (for example between health and social care).
The Centre is taking forward work on integration with a number of initiatives including
- A joint program of work with Collaborate at South Bank University starting with a series of House of Lords Roundtable Seminars on ‘Integration of Public Services in the Delivery of Health and Social Care’
- Acting as advisors to the Values-based CAHMs Commission led by the Child and Adolescent Faculty in the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Conference Announcement: The Centre is co-hosting with the ARE (Association of Radiography Educators) an Advanced Studies Seminar on Values-based Radiography: a Whole Systems Approach – St Catherine’s College, Oxford – 13th April 2016 Read More
Theory and Practice
Maintaining a strong dynamic between theory and practice is a central to the Centre’s aims
- The Theory Network, a group focussing on philosophical theory, has been set up by the philosopher Anna Bergqvist. The Critical Values-based Practice Network and the Bristol Co-production Group, by contrast, although research-oriented have explicitly practical objectives.
- Helena Fox and Michel Musalek’s AiMH (Aesthetics in Mental Health) network is among groups combining theoretical and practical concerns
Meetings of these and other crosscutting activities are advertised in News and Notes
Conference Announcement: The Centre is co-hosting with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences a conference on the theoretical and practical challenges presented by the Montgomery judgment, a recent UK Supreme Court ruling on consent – St Catherine’s College, Oxford – October 28th 2016 Read More