The University College of Osteopathy

Organisational Partner: The University College of Osteopathy (formerly known as the British School of Osteopathy)

Lead contact: Hilary Abbey, Head of Research, email:

Brief Description of Work:

The University College of Osteopathy in London is the largest osteopathic educational institution in the UK and aims to provide high quality, evidence-informed healthcare education and patient care. The UCO is committed to promoting an open, collaborative educational environment that is grounded in scholarship and research and which respects the heritage and values of osteopathy. The new undergraduate curriculum is guided by the principles of Values Based Practice and aims to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which patients’ and practitioners’ values can be identified and applied in the creation of safe and effective patient care.

Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Research/other/[healthcare outcomes], Services/person-centered, Services/other/[patient care]; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Evidence-based practice, Ethics; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Complementary medicine/osteopathy, Primary care.

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Key Areas of Collaboration

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Values-based Surgical Care

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