Materials in the Resources Library are divided into

A. Training Template Materials
B. Collaborating Centre Website Materials

A. Training Template Materials

Section 1 Planning a seminar: a step-by-step guide

The Collaborating Centre offers support with organising and running seminars: see Faculty Handbook Introduction, Section 3, Accreditation and Shared Learning; or contact us via the Collaborating Centre website ( Us). This section sets out the key steps we have found helpful for organizing seminars in values-based surgical care for clinical teams. Similar steps may be helpful for seminars with other groups in other clinical areas.

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A.1 – Planning A Seminar: a step-by-step guide

Section 2 – Example Seminar Outlines

Example seminar outlines are given in this section for

  • Clinical Teams
  • Other groups

The seminar outlines should be read in conjunction with Part II of the Faculty Handbook, Section 3: Example Seminar Outlines.

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A.2 – Example Seminar Outlines

Section 3 Example Clinical Cases

Example cases are given in this section for

  • Clinical Teams
  • Medical students
  • Professional graduates
  • Other groups

The cases given are for illustrative purposes only. Case material should always reflect participants’ level of experience and area of work (see Faculty Handbook Section II.1)

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A.3 – Example Clinical Cases

Section 4 Other Seminar Resources

This section includes materials helpful in preparing a seminar. As with other materials in the Resources Library these are illustrative only and should be adapted appropriately for a given group or teaching context

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  1. A4.1 Power points
  • Interactive exercises
  • Montgomery judgement
  • Seminar in VBP for graduates
  • Surgical seminar in VBP
  1. A4.2 Flip chart responses to exercises
  • Three words
  • Forced choice
  1. A4.3 Handouts
  • Instructions GROUP WORK on CASES Forced choice
  • Instructions TAKE HOME TWEAKS
  • VBP Flow diagram
  • VBP Summary of elements
  1. A4.4 Images guidance key documents
  • GMC
  • NICE
  • Supreme Court
  1. A4.5 Other materials
  • Posters
  • Screen shots

Section 5 Organisational Documents

This section gives exemplar documents for organising and running seminars in values-based practice.

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  1. A5.1 – Invitations
  2. A5.2 – Programme
  3. A5.3 – Feedback forms
  • Template
  • Example feedback
  1. A5.4 – Certificate of attendance

B. Collaborating Centre Website Materials

Section 1 – A Teaching and Learning Framework 

This Teaching and Learning Framework sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for each of the ten main process elements of values-based practice and suggests appropriate assessment measures (eg., multiple choice, significant event analysis, reflective portfolio, written questions, etc).

The Framework was developed by Professor Ed Peile who is a founder Management Team member of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice (see and follow the links Who are We?/ Management Team).

The Framework was published originally as Appendix B (pps 208 – 210) Fulford, K.W.M., Peile, E., and Carroll, H (2012) in Essential values-based practice: clinical stories linking science with people Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Read More: to view the Appendix please go to and follow the links More about VBP/ Full Text Downloads. 

Section 2 – Training Manuals 

The Collaborating Centre website hosts PDFs of a number of training manuals for values-based practice. Although developed mainly for mental health and other areas of primary care they are readily adaptable to other contexts.

Training Manuals available include:

1. ‘Whose Values?’ A workbook for values-based practice in mental health
Woodbridge, K., and Fulford, K.W.M. (2004) London: The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.

As the first training manual for values-based practice, ‘Whose Values?’ provides a series of practical and case-based exercises exploring each of the main process elements of values-based practice.

Translated into Brazilian-Portugese as Valores de Quem? Brazilian-Portugese Translation of ‘Whose Values?’ by Arthur Maciel

2. Who Needs Values? Approaching Values-based Practice in Medical Education – Instructors Manual Chevinsky, , Fulford, KWM (Bill), Peile, E., and Monroe, A., (2015)

‘Who Needs Values’ is based on work that Jennifer Chevinsky completed during a six-week medical student placement with Bill Fulford and Ed Peile. It offers a longitudinal curriculum highlighting the connections between values-based and evidence-based practice and other important topics such as cultural competency, bioethics, medical anthropology, public health, and interdisciplinary teamwork

3. Workbook to Support Implementation of the Mental Health Act 1983 as Amended by the Mental Health Act 2007. Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) and the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) (2008) London: Department of Health.

This is the Foundation Module for a suite of materials produced by the Department of Health in the UK to support implementation of the then recently launched Mental Health Act 2007. It offers a values-based approach to involuntary treatment in mental health based on balanced decision-making within a framework of shared Guiding Principles.

Read More: for more about these training manuals and to download free copies please go to valuesbasedpractice. org and follow the links More about VBP/Full Text Downloads.

Section 3 – Policy and Practice Guidance 

Policy and practice guidance based on combining values-based with evidence-based approaches has been developed for a number of areas. The Workbook (Section 2.3 above) was produced originally as practice guidance.

Others hosted by the Collaborating Centre website include:

1. 3 Keys to a Shared Approach in Mental Health National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and the Care Services Improvement Partnership (2008) London: Department of Health.

The 3 Keys program was co-led by Laurie Bryant, Lu Duhig and Bill Fulford, the Department Leads at the time respectively for Service User (Laurie) and Carer (Lu) Perspectives and for Values-based Practice (Bill) and remains the focus of work by Collaborating Centre Partner, the Bristol Co-production Group.

2. Values-based Practice Decision Making Protocol – User Guide Woo Yan-wah, , (2014).

The Decision Making Protocol provides a comprehensive explanation of a 16-step process of values-based decision making in forensic social work with a case example and a procedural guide.

It was produced by Collaborating Centre partner Reuben Woo and is based on his work at the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong.

3. The National Framework of Values for Mental National Institute for Mental Health England (2004) London: Department of Health.

Although produced in the context of a specific series of policy and practice initiatives the Framework and the process by which it was produced remain helpful exemplars of policy developments in values-based practice.

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Section 4 – Search Strategies 

Knowledge of values is an important process element of values-based practice (see Handbook Introduction, Section 1). But searching for values-related literature is difficult because relevant search terms are not sufficiently specific (if you search on ‘value*’ you get millions of ‘hits’ on the lines of ‘the values of the hemoglobin’!).

Resources to support literature searching for values include:

1. VaST Values Search Tools: a manual for searching electronic databases for health-related values. Petrova, M., (2012)

Developed by Mila Petrova and colleagues at Warwick Medical School the VaST manual includes a short search string published separately as: Petrova, M., Sutcliffe, P., Fulford, K. W. M., and Dale, (2011) Search terms and a validated brief search filter to retrieve publications on health-related values in Medline: a word frequency analysis study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000243.

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2. A Smoking Enigma: getting and not getting the knowledge. Ch 6, pps 65 – 82 in Fulford, W.M., Peile, E., and Carroll, H Essentials of Values-based Practice: clinical stories linking science with people. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

This chapter of Essential Values-based Practice provides a practical step-by-step guide to searching for values-related literature running from a quick ‘google’ search through to more sophisticated methods (including Petrova’s search string)

3. Search Protocol for Values-based Service Developments

Fran Whitaker developed a search protocol for papers reporting evaluations of values-based service development projects in the context of her research for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Commission for Values-based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Read More: you can access the protocol at: Values-Based Commissioning and Service Development in Child and Adolescent Mental Health: a Systematic Review

Section 5 – Reading Guide 

The Collaborating Centre website includes a detailed annotated Reading Guide in the section ‘More about VBP’.

The Reading Guide covers the theory and practice of values-based practice including its philosophical and empirical origins and contemporary developments in policy, training and clinical practice.

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