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Interprofessional Learning (IPL)

What Is Interprofessional Learning (IPL)


Interprofessional Learning (IPL) is key in the education of healthcare practitioners in order to provide high standards of care to patients and service users.

According to CAIPE (2002) "Interprofessional Education occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care."

A Trust wide IPL Champions Group is currently in the process of developing a Trust wide plan to develop further IPL initiatives and opportunities across practice. Watch this space for developments in the near future.

There are a number of IPL initiatives in place across CMFT ask your line manager for information on IPL opportunities in your area. Below are some IPL resources that students might find useful whilst on placement within CMFT.

Click on the link below:

Introduction to IPL powerpoint

Medicines Safety and Storage

Palliative Care spoke opportunity

Learning Disability spoke opportunity

Diabetes and Cardiovascular spoke opportunity

Trans in Healthcare IPL session


Information of Interest

Careers in the NHS: Health Care Scientists Poster- information regarding who they are and what they do.


An Inter-professional tool to understand the patient pathway

(Journey through health and social care)

This tool is designed to gain an insight into the different services and professions involved in patient/Client care. It aims to identify services/professions involved in the care of patients looked after in their placement area. By gaining experience of these services/professions will  aid greater understanding of holistic care, the importance of communication and  recognition of how local and national initiatives impact on the individual patient/Client journey. To down load tool.

Click on the link below

IPL Noticeboard poster

Patient pathway Inter-professional tool

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