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Interprofessional working and education

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Interprofessional working and education

Health care research professor at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London named Academy of Social Sciences Fellow

Professor Annette Boaz has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Interprofessional education activities under review

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a learning activity implemented around the world, designed to enhance collaborative abilities (knowledge, skills, behaviours) in order to deliver high quality care to patients/clients.

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Staff at St Georges hospital

Intensive care units examined in Interprofessional working

The need for effective interprofessional collaboration to reduce duplication of effort, restrict clinical error, improve safety and enhance the quality of patient care is now widely acknowledged in intensive care unit (ICU) settings.

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Social Work students

Challenges to professional assessment and intervention for families with complex needs

Senior Lecturer, Rick Hood, has written a comprehensive account of the challenges to professional assessment and intervention presented by families with complex needs.

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Student Nurses

How good teamwork affects patient care

Examining the effectiveness of interprofessional teams, Ruth Harris, Professor of Nursing, recently completed a National Institute of Health Research funded study into the care of people who had a stroke.

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Current and recent grants
NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research, Investigating the contribution of physician assistants to primary care in England, V Drennan; M Halter; J Gabe (RHUL); H Gage (University of Surrey); S Brearley; S Lusignan (University of Surrey), (£400,000), 2010-2013NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Research programme, Multi-professional team-work across stroke care pathways: outcomes and patient and carer experience, Prof R Harris (PI); Prof F Ross; Dr G