The Centre has been set up to facilitate collaborations between individuals and organizations concerned to develop more effective ways of working with values in health and social care.

The Centre focuses particularly on values-based approaches. This includes developing effective links with other resources for working with values (such as ethics and law, health economics, decision analysis and various areas of the medical humanities). It also includes building links with evidence-based practice. Integral to the work of the Centre is the idea that values-based and evidence-based approaches are equal partners in clinical care.

The Centre is mainly web-based but also supports Advanced Studies Seminars at St Catherine’s College and other activities including a range of On-going Projects.

The Website

The website as a whole aims to provide a one-stop shop for accessing skills and resources through our combined expertise as Project Partners

You can find people and organizations with relevant interests by searching the Project Partners pages of the website. You can use either our List of Key Words or your own free terms. Project Partner Profiles include links to other websites for further information.

Advanced Studies Seminars

The Centre has funding to support one-day Advanced Studies Seminars exploring any cutting edge aspect of values in health and social care.

On-going Projects

The work of the Centre in supporting the development of values-based practice is being taken forward in part through a number of collaborative On-going Projects.


Quick Links

Search the Values-based Practice Website

Contact Us

If you have any ideas, suggestions or queries or would like further information please contact us

WikiVBP Reference Library

The wikiVBP Reference Library aims to provide a focused resource of literature and other materials supporting training, research and policy developments in values-based practice.

Please Click Here to go to the library

Key Areas of Collaboration

Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice

Read More about Key Areas of Collaboration

Values-based Surgical Care

Values-based practice in surgery is an innovative approach to decision making in surgery, linking science with people.


To read more please Click Here

Training Materials and Resources

The CUP Book Series

Cambridge University Press has a VBP book series.

Click here to find out more