In the memory of John Horder and in the spirit of his thinking The General Practice and Primary Health Care Section Council, RSM and The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofesssional Education (CAIPE) jointly present an annual John Horder award to an interprofessional team working within the community demonstrating outstanding principles of collaborative working. There is an additional award presented to a prequalifying student from health and social care professions who has participated in interprofessional learning and working in the community.
And the winners are…
Team prize: The view from the front line: Family-centred care ‘from conception to reception’ in Lambeth.
Dr Rachael Kilner, LEAP General Practitioner and Locum, The Tulse Hill Surgery, Lambeth, Co-Presenters; Ms Octavia Wiseman, LEAP Midwife, Kings College Hospital, Ms Claire Spencer, LEAP Midwife, Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust and Breastfeeding Coordinator and Ms Carla Stanke, LEAP Public Health Specialist.
The LEAP (Lambeth Early Action Partnership) health team initially spent time shadowing each of their colleagues in each of the three professional areas –midwifery, health visiting and general practice. We then met with a range of professionals and families to understand what the system is like now, areas that work well and areas that could work better. The professionals involved in these meetings were cross boundaries –i.e. secondary care and primary care together, across professional job boundaries i.e. midwives and GPs, and practice nurses, and also across health and council service boundaries –children centre managers and commissioners from the council, GPs, public health specialists. This cross boundary working is a key recommendation from the Better Births Maternity Review.
Click below to see their submission.
Student prize: Describe and discuss an example of inter-professional working or learning with which you have been involved: Improving integration between primary healthcare and social care for the frail and elderly population.
Mr Danial Naqvi, Medical Student, Imperial College London
Click below to see his presentation