Health and Social Care Students from the Norwich Medical School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Pharmacy and the School of Social Work met together with health professionals and service users for the 6th Interprofessional Student Conference.
Almost 200 delegates gathered at the John Innes Conference Centre for this one-day event which forms an important part of interprofessional education for health and social care students at UEA.
Participants at the conference had the opportunity to learn from each other and from experienced health professionals about how to collaborate effectively across the professions when caring for patients. Students also heard directly from invited service users, who told of their own experiences and gave their perspectives about how it feels to be on the receiving end of health care delivery.
After a long day of serious discussion, delegates enjoyed a very funny take on poor communication in a drama production created and performed by 2nd year UEA drama students.
Students were invited to submit a poster to the conference on the theme of Interprofessional Practice. The winning poster was created by Natasha Moore (pharmacy student), Siobhan Fuller (occupational therapy student) and Victoria Bellamy (physiotherapy student), who each won a cash prize of £25.
Delegates at the conference commented:
"The conference has built on my knowledge of Interprofessional learning"
"From this conference I have been able to learn that involving patients in their care and giving patients the opportunity to participate in their care is of utmost importance"
"Fantastic, very inspiring!"
For further information about UEA’s Interprofessional Learning Programme please visit the website www.uea.ac.uk/CIPP
, or contact Dr Susanne Lindqvist at the Centre for Interprofessional Practice by email S.Lindqvist@uea.ac.uk
, or telephone 01603 591274