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. https://integratedcarefoundation.org/
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. http://www.inhwe.org/about-us
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 – http://thenetworktufh.org
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. https://thenetcommunity.org/cop/
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
World Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare (WIFH)
The World Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare seeks to improve community health and wellbeing by enhancing communication between students passionate about healthcare. The more students understand how to communicate with others outside of their field, cultures, values, and biases, the more they will understand how to apply their studies to the benefit of individual patients and the collective community. WIFH understands that the act of sharing knowledge is an act of recognizing each others value, dignity, and humanity, and that by cultivating engagement between communities, we can build on our different experiences while also recognizing what makes us the same.
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. www.afripen.org
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 www.aihc-us.org/
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 educationbe 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. http://www.cihc.ca/
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. http://www.eipen.eu
Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative.
The purpose of the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC) is to develop a valid and reliable assessment instrument for interprofessional professionalism behaviors and related educational resources for use by educators across all health professions. http://www.interprofessionalprofessionalism.org/
Irish Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare
The delivery of care to patients in today’s world is marked by changing care strategies, technological advancement, and legal and economic complexities. The Irish Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare (IreIFH) works to promote and to serve as a platform for collaboration across the various healthcare disciplines, with the goal of fostering engaged citizenship both locally and internationally. It does so through:
- Student-based and student led initiatives;
- Continuous engagement between professional disciplines;
- Collaborative research, teaching, and learning opportunities, targeted towards shared goals.
Japan Association for Interprofessional Education (JAIPE).
A network of individuals and organisations promoting interprofessional education in Japan through its annual conference and journal. www.jaipe.
Japan Interprofessional Work and Education Network (JIPWEN).
Established in 2008 by ten Japanese universities to promote and develop interprofessional practice and education. jipwen.dept.showa.gunma-u.ac.jp/
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. They do this by aligning interprofessional education and collaborative practice (the “new IPE”) with transforming health care delivery. They gather, synthesize, 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. https://nexusipe.org
Nordic Interprofessional Education Network (NIPNET).
Informal networking for mutual support between individuals active in interprofessional education in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden meeting annually in conference – www.nipnet.org
Philippine Interprofessional Education & Collaboration Network
Also known as the PHIPECNet, the Philippine Interprofessional Education & Collaboration Network, is a product of the successful PHIPEC Conference 2018. This organic network serves as a unified entity that represents Filipino health and social care professionals who advocate for Interprofessional Education and Practice initiatives in the Philippines. https://www.phipecnet.org
Regional Network of Interprofessional Education of the Americas
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 interpofessional education and collaborative practice in health care in the Region of the Americas. https://www.educacioninterprofesional.org/en
Securing an interprofessional future for Australian health professional education and practice (SIF).
The evidence that informs the directions of this new national project was developed from a synthesis of the findings from a number of studies of Australian interprofessional education conducted over the past decade. These directions have been tested in a number of national and state consultations held across 2014 and 2015. The project has been funded to lead and develop a whole system approach to Australian IPE as a way of contributing to the delivery of high quality, patient responsive and sustainable health services. The project will work in close partnership with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that every student who graduates from an Australian university with a health profession qualification at entry level has achieved the core capabilities required for successful interprofessional and collaborative practice and continuing interprofessional learning across their professional lives. https://sifproject.com
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. http://www.aspih.org.uk/
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
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. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/
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 http://www.ihi.org/education/ihiopenschool/Pages/default.aspx
Multiprofessional Faculty Development – Professional Development For Clinical Educators.
Excellence in healthcare education requires a well-trained and well-motivated faculty of clinical teachers and through this website the Multiprofessional Faculty Development Unit will be providing a single point of access to a range of development opportunities for all healthcare professionals involved in teaching in the workplace across London and the South East. E-learning modules are provided in particular on interprofessional education. http://www.faculty.londondeanery.ac.uk/e-learning/interprofessional-education-2
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. https://www.nationalvoices.org.uk
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. https://www.england.nhs.uk/
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. Patient Voices
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. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Scottish Clinical 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. http://www.scsn.scot.nhs.uk
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. http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/ipiac/index.asp?dm_i=4O5,1K57
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. http://www.storyaid.uk/
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. http://valuesbasedpractice.org/
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. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk
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. http://naep-uk.org/about/
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. https://www.rsm.ac.uk/sections/sections-and-networks-list/general-practice-with-primary-healthcare-section.aspx
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 Center’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. https://collaborate.uw.edu/about-us/
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. http://www.turning-point.co.uk
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. https://valuesbasedpractice.org/what-do-we-do/networks/values-based-interprofessional-education-and-practice-network/
CAIPE Corporate Members Networks
Aberdeen Interprofessional Education Research.
This site provides information about the ongoing Health and Social Care interprofessional research projects across the two universities in Aberdeen http://www.ipe.org.uk/
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. KASE
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. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/health/study/facilities/chantler/index.aspx
Transforming Interprofessional Groups through Educational Resources (TIGER).
Offers a wide range of learning materials designed for preparing health and social care professionals for effective team working and collaborative practice. The materials shared on this website are the result of over ten years of the design and delivery of interprofessional education by The University of Leicester, De Montfort University and The University of Northampton. http://tiger.library.dmu.ac.uk/