About Us

What is CAIPE?

The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) was established in 1987 as a membership organisation and UK-based charity, to promote health and wellbeing and to improve the health and social care of the public by advancing interprofessional education (IPE). In 1997 CAIPE defined Interprofessional Education as: “Interprofessional Education is occasions when two or more professions learn together with the object of cultivating collaborative practice.” Further discussed it “enables the participant professions to learn from, with and about one another” (CAIPE Bulletin no 13 1997 p19). The definition was further revised in 2002 with CAIPE defining Interprofessional Education as: “Occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care” (Barr, H. (2002) Interprofessional education-Today, yesterday and tomorrow). Extending CAIPE’s definition we recognise interprofessional education as occasions when members or students of two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care and services.

In December 2017  we celebrated thirty years since the foundation of CAIPE. 30th Anniversary Celebration;  The CAIPE History;

CAIPE (2003) Author-John Horder. A HISTORY OF THE CENTRE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CAIPE) 1987 – 2003

We are a community committed to collaborative working across health and social care and related services. CAIPE aims to promote and develop interprofessional education, research, learning and practice globally.

We recognise interprofessional education as occasions when members or students of two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care and services.

We are one of the leading organisations in the global development of interprofessional education and collaborative practice through learning together to work together.

We support students, academics, practitioners, researchers and people who use services by sharing information and enabling networking opportunities.

Working collaboratively with others:

We have recently collaborated with  The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care
St Catherine’s College, Oxford in creating a Values-Based Interprofessional Education and Practice Network. Following the 2016 ATBH VIII Oxford conference “Values-Based Education and Practice”, a working group of representatives from CAIPE, Oxford Brookes University and the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice, Oxford University met to explore and develop the link between IPE and VBP. The outcome  an IPE Network providing a framework enabling more effective communication between network members and organisations leading to future research and workshop development. The network is now live, and you can access network details via:

https://valuesbasedpractice.org/what-do-we-do/networks/values-based-interprofessional-education-and-practice-network/

Statement Of Purpose

Values

At CAIPE we……

  • respect and value people who learn together
  • strive for excellence in collaborative practice
  • respect and value people who work together
  • contribute to a vibrant community of practice
  • support innovation, creativity and diversity
  • commit to minimising our impact on the environment
  • work in partnership with our stakeholders
  • empower our membership to bring about change

CAIPE (2011) Principles of Interprofessional Education (Barr, H. & Low, H.)

CAIPE (2017) Interprofessional Education Guidelines

 

Aims

At CAIPE we aim to……

  • promote and develop interprofessional education, learning, practice and research through all our members
  • collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations nationally and globally in interprofessional education, learning, research and practice
  • foster collaborative accountability
  • collaborate with national stakeholders, statutory, professional and regulatory bodies in the promotion and development of interprofessional education, learning, research and practice
  • act as an independent ‘think tank’ to improve collaborative practice and thereby the quality of service provision by the professions learning and working together
  • be a national and international authorative voice on interprofessional education in both academia and the workplace.
  • provide information and advice through national and international activities and publications, corporate forums and workshops.
  • facilitate the development of a workforce fit for purpose
  • make an impact on quality of services