Global and International
International Foundation for Integrated Care
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is a not-for-profit educational membership-based network that crosses organisational and professional boundaries to bring people together to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice. The Foundation seeks to achieve this through the development and exchange of ideas among academics, researchers, managers, clinicians, policy makers and users and carers of services throughout the World. The Foundation’s goal is to provide a unique forum to bring these various perspectives together with the ultimately aim of improving the experience of care for patients, their families and communities, while improving the overall effectiveness of health and care systems. CAIPE has a Knowledge Partnership Agreement with IFIC - Visit website
International Network for Health Workforce Education
The International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE) is a membership organisation that brings together healthcare educators and researchers from all disciplines with an aim to improve the education and training provided to health workforce professionals across the globe. INHWE offers its members a unique meeting space to critically challenge the status quo and improve healthcare globally - Visit website
Network Towards Unity for Health (Network TUFH)
An international network comprising individuals and organisational members (mainly Schools of Medicine) strongly represented in developing countries to further the development of medical education, including some interprofessional education, through its annual conference and other activities – Visit website
THEnet envisions a world of healthy vibrant communities where all people attain the highest level of health. THEnet and its partners contribute to health equity through health workforce education, research, and service, based on the principles of social accountability and community engagement.
THEnet is committed to helping transform the way the global health workforce is trained, based on the principles of health equity, social accountability, and community engagement -Visit Website
World Health Organisation (WHO).
Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more more than 150 countries. WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. We have been instrumental in the development and promotion of interprofessional education and produced several publications: WHO- Interprofessional Education Publications
Regional and National
African Practice and Education Network (AfriPEN)
A consensus-based partnership between various institutions and individuals with the vision to establish interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPE/CP) as an integral part in training the health workforce and in the effective functioning of systems for health in Sub-Saharan Africa -Visit Website
American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC )
The United States network of individuals and organisations to provide scholarship and leadership in interprofessional education and collaborative practice hosting the biennial ‘Collaboration across Borders’ conference alternatively with CIHC - Visit Website
Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAHPE's core objectives are to :
- promote, support and advance education in the health professions
- facilitate communication between educators in the health professions
- promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and training
- recognise, facilitate and disseminate high quality educational research in health professional education to be the focal point for health professions education in Western Pacific region
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)
The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative. The Canadian network of individuals and organisations to provide scholarship and leadership in interprofessional education and collaborative practice hosting the biennial Collaboration across Borders conference alternatively with AIHC -Visit Website
European Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (EIPEN)
The European network of organisations (and individuals) active in interprofessional practice and education in health and social care. The network holds biennial conferences, workshops and seminars, and also develops publications- Visit Website
Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative
The purpose of the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC) is to develop a valid and reliable assessment instrument for interprofessional professionalism behaviours and related educational resources for use by educators across all health professions - Visit Website
National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (NEXUS)
The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is a unique public-private partnership charged by its funders to provide the leadership, evidence and resources needed to guide the U.S. Nation on the use of interprofessional education and collaborative practice as a way to enhance the experience of health care, improve population health and reduce the overall cost of care.
Traditionally, IPE has referred to interprofessional education. The most commonly accepted definition, adapted from the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education in the United Kingdom and the World Health Organization, states that it “occurs when two or more professions (students, residents and health workers) learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”
They use the phrase "interprofessional practice and education" (IPE) as a way to create a shared space between interprofessional education, interprofessional practice and collaborative practice. The “new IPE” does not replace the principles related to these concepts – rather, it embraces them.
The “new” IPE is not about education for education’s sake. It’s about improving health, creating support systems and trying different models of practice. It intentionally supports people – including health professionals, health workers, students, residents, patients, families and communities – to learn together every day to enhance collaboration and improve health outcomes while reducing costs.
They gather, synthesise, aggregate and disseminate information, knowledge and evidence about the effectiveness of interprofessional practice and education on health outcomes and its potential to transform health care and health professions education in the U.S. and beyond - Visit Website
Nordic Interprofessional Education Network (NIPNET)
Nordic Interprofessional Education Network was launched in Aalesund in Norway in 2001. Exponents of interprofessional education and practice in health and social care from the Nordic Countries meet and get to know each other, to exchange experience and to establish a mutual support network. The participating countries are: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway and Sweden. The professions represented are medicine, medical laboratory technology, physiotherapy, nursing and social work – Visit Website
Asia Pacific Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Network- APIPECnet
The APIPEC Network aims to connect IPE/IPC champions in the Asia-Pacific region and promote interprofessional value in healthcare and health professions education practices - Visit Website
Regional Network of Interprofessional Education of the Americas- REIP
The Regional Network of Interprofessional Education of the Americas (REIP)constitutes a strategy of articulation and technical cooperation between educational institutions, professional organisations and Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, with the objective of promoting interprofessional education and collaborative practice in health care in the Region of the Americas -Visit Website
UK contact networks
Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)
The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) is a not-for-profit membership Association dedicated to improving patient care and professional performance by the use of simulated practice and technology enhanced learning - Visit Website
AdvanceHE (Higher Education Academy)
The national body which champions teaching quality. We provide value to the Higher Education sector by focusing on the contribution of teaching as part of the wider student learning experience - Visit Website
Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
The IHI Open School is a global learning community, there to support you and your team in providing the best possible care. They offer three important ways to learn — because people making changes in complex systems need different types of education and support - Visit Website
National Voices- People shaping health and social care.
National Voices is the coalition of health and social care charities in England. We work for a strong patient and citizen voice and services built around people. We stand up for voluntary organisations and their vital work for people’s health and care - Visit Website
NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. They set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care. In particular as well as commissioning primary and secondary health care, Health and Justice services are commissioned by 10 Health and Justice host area teams on behalf of the 27 area teams across England - Visit Website
The idea for Patient Voices (captured in Patient Voices: the rationale) arose from the desire to harness the power of patients' stories to bring to life the 20-credit e-learning courses Clinical Governance Matters and Clinical Governance Works that the Royal College of Nursing had commissioned Pip Hardy to write for the UKHEP BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences. Digital stories provided the perfect format with which to to put patients' experiences firmly at the heart of healthcare. The first Patient Voices digital stories were funded by the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team - Visit Website
People Dancing is the UK development organisation and membership body for those involved in creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance. Our membership reaches more than 4,500 dance professionals worldwide. They have more than 30 years’ experience of working to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy dance. This work is also focused on driving excellence in community dance practice. They are inspired by our firm belief that everyone has a right to experience dance.
Our artistic values:
- To place people, their aspirations, rights and choices at the centre in providing opportunities for individuals and communities to operate creatively and artistically
- To respect everyone’s right of equal access to quality experiences in dance of all kinds
- Not to be limited by form, style or convention and to embrace digital possibilities
- To contribute positively to people’s health and wellbeing, resilience, social relationships and creative learning
- To develop dance as an artform, working with highly skilled and professionally developed dance artists and practitioners.
Public Health England
Exist to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities - Visit Website
Scottish Healthcare Skills Network
The website has been established for all those interested in developing and maintaining high standards of clinical skills education. It will also be of interest to all health care practitioners who use simulation, simulators and both simulated and standardised patients in the delivery of their teaching programmes. Its main purpose is to share expertise and experience and to enable clinical skills educators to address areas of concern with each other - Visit Website
Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching
A membership organisation for social work practice teachers and others involved in social work education in Scotland. Our aim is to promote good practice and represent practice teaching as a professional activity. Our objectives include
- promoting the role of the Practice Educator
- promoting good standards and adequate resources for Practice Educators in Social Work
- promoting a national voice for Practice Teaching in a changing Social Work world
- collecting, collating and disseminating information about Practice Learning
- collaborating with other bodies to promote Practice Learning in Social Work in Scotland
Social Care Institute for Excellence: e-Learning: Interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC).
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works - Visit Website
StoryAID is a social enterprise utilising therapeutic storytelling to enhance the recovery & rehabilitation of patients. StoryAID is also concerned with supporting the whole person, focussing our activities to promote self-care and the emotional education of healthcare students and professionals - Visit Website
The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health & Social Care.
The Collaborating Centre has been set up to support the development of values-based practice through shared learning. Based at St Catherine’s College in Oxford the Centre brings together a wide range of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of values-based practice around the world. Although originating primarily in mental health and social care a particular aim of the Collaborating Centre is to support extension of values-based approaches to other areas of health care such as surgery - Visit Website
The King’s Fund
Ideas that change healthcare, The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all - Visit Website
The National Association of Educators in Practice (NAEP)
aims to have a health and social care workforce in which individual practitioners fully understand the value of education for learners, patients, carers and other health care practitioners. The association’s vision is for high-quality practice educators to play a key role in professional and academic development, with a wide range of learners in healthcare and in other professions with the recognition that high-quality practice education leads to better patient and client care. NAEP’s mission is to ensure that professional education is grounded in practice through providing the best possible support network for educators in practice across the Allied Health Professions, medicine, midwifery, nursing and all health and social care professions - Visit Website
The Royal Society of Medicine
General Practice with Primary Healthcare section provides a national independent forum to promote high quality education and exchange on topical and emerging issues in primary care by learning with, from and about other professions - Visit Website
The University of Washington’s Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice
Dedicated to creating an atmosphere of openness and commitment to furthering collaboration between the different health care professions. The Centre’s core faculty and staff are multidisciplinary health sciences faculty and clinicians from Dentistry, MEDEX, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy who are passionate about advancing interprofessional communication to improve patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare - Visit Website
Turning Point is a social enterprise, focused on improving lives and communities. Any surplus profit is used to provide the best services in the right locations for those that need most, across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and employment. We've been working hard to support people to turn their lives around for 50 years, with highly experienced teams providing exceptional care that delivers excellent value for money. We offer multiple services and we are experts highly skilled in helping people with the most complex needs - Visit Website
Values Based Interprofessional Education and Practice Network
The aim of the Network is to explore and develop the two-way relationship between IPE (Interprofessional Education and Practice) and VBP (Values-based Practice). IPE enables two or more professions to learn with, from and about each other to improve collaborative practice and quality of care (CAIPE, 2002). When effective, IPE can promote flexible, coordinated, complementary, patient centred and cost effective collaboration in interprofessional teams within a policy-aware understanding of organisational relationships (CAIPE, 2016). Importantly, IPE works within profession-specific requirements ensuring the identity of each profession. Values Based Practice (VBP) sits alongside evidence-based practice as a process, based on learnable practice skills, that supports balanced decision-making in practice. This is particularly important when considering complex and conflicting values, such as needs, wishes and preferences - Visit Website
CAIPE corporate members networks
Aberdeen IPE Society
Knowledge And Skills Exchange (KASE) - Guild of Students, University of Birmingham
An inter-professional healthcare society that invites all University of Birmingham Healthcare students to educational, social and volunteering events, promoting inter-professional understanding, communication and relations - Visit Website
The Chantler Simulation & Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre.
Located at Shepherd's House on Guy's Campus is an interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate facility providing clinical classrooms, hospital and community care settings. The Centre sits alongside other Simulation and Interactive Learning Centres at St. Thomas', Guy’s and King's College London Hospitals - Visit Website