Organizational Partner: National Elf Service

Lead: André Tomlin, Managing Director
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Key Words: Evidence-based healthcare, Information science, Social media, Digital health, Web design, Web development, Multimedia, Usability testing, Coproduction, Blogging, Database development
Resident in: UK; Working in: UK, US, Europe; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Communications/other/[please specify], Education, Management, Policy/Commissioning, Research/other/[please specify], Services/person-centered Related Area(s) of Interest: Evidence-based practice Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Child Health, Mental health/General, Nursing, Primary care, Service user, Social care, Musculoskeletal, Dental, Learning Disabilities, Commissioning, Public Health
Brief Description of Work: The National Elf Service helps people keep up to date with the latest reliable research. We cover mental health, social care, learning disabilities, dentistry, musculoskeletal health, commissioning, child health, diabetes, stroke and healthy lifestyle.

The broad aims of the National Elf Service are to help health and social care professionals:

  • Keep up to date with the latest health and social care research
  • Connect with experts and colleagues in their field of interest
  • Track their learning and contribute to their professional development

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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.

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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

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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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