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The Collaborating Centre is based at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. As a mainly virtual centre it provides a hub for those with a shared interest in developing more effective ways of working with values in health and social care.

At the heart of the Centre are its Project Partners. It has a small Management Team that is supported by an Advisory Board.

Project Partners
The Centre brings together a wide range of both individual and organizational Project Partners working on values in different ways and across a variety of projects in health and social care. Project Partner entries can be searched using either free terms or the List of Key Words.

Management Team
The Centre has a small Management Team of clinical academics based at St Catherine’s College. The Director and Co-Director are Bill Fulford (doctor and philosopher) and Ashok Handa (surgeon). Ed Peile (doctor and medical educationalist) is the lead for training developments. Tom Dobbs and Zoe Barber (surgical registrars) run the program on surgical care. David Davies (medical educator and health technologist) and Matt Ellacott (website manager) run the website.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board supports the Centre team. Representing policy expertise across health and social care, Board members provide strategic direction and advice on implementation.

Quick Links

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Contact Us

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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.


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Training Materials and Resources

The CUP Book Series

Cambridge University Press has a VBP book series.

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