Izaak entertains Meadow House residents!
Foundation year UEA medical student Izaak Stanley recently completed three days shift work at Meadow House nursing home in Swaffham, as part of the Healthcare Assistant project all foundation and first year medical students take part in.
The residents at Meadow House clearly enjoyed Izaak’s time with them, where he entertained them by playing his saxophone! The following was posted onto the Meadow House Facebook page:
‘Meadow House were so lucky to have Izaak, student Doctor from the UEA on placement with them last week. Not only was he fantastic with our residents, he was a wonderful saxophone player too! Thank you Izaak, come back and see us soon!’
Thank you Izaak and wishing you well with your studies!
Dame Shirley Pearce Poster Prize
CIPP would like to congratulate second year students: Jenkin Chan (Pharmacy); Imran Ahmed (Pharmacy); Apple Bustamante (Physiotherapy) and Daisy Jardine-Viner (Business Management) for submitting the winning poster in the Dame Shirley Pearce Poster competition aimed to promote interprofessional collaborative practice.
UEA healthcare students become Dementia Friends and go the extra mile to gain further Dementia Care Awareness qualification
HEE (Health Education England), a government organisation responsible for workforce education and training, published a mandate in 2015 stating that all National Health Service (NHS) staff who care for people with dementia should acquire a basic Tier 1 Dementia Awareness (DA) qualification. In brief, HEE’s Tier 1 DA qualification is linked with a set of Learning Outcomes that provide professionals with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to care for people with dementia.
In response to this mandate a pilot study was run by CIPP and colleagues during 2016/17, where students who took part in Interprofessional Learning Level 1 (IPL1) were given the opportunity to carry out the Tier 1 Dementia Care training following IPL1. The pilot study was highly successful.
As part of Tier 1 DA training, students received Dementia Friends training, which was delivered by Dementia Friends Champions at UEA. Going forward, it was agreed to roll out the Dementia Friends training component to all IPL1 students during 2017/18.
Out of 800 UEA healthcare students who took part in IPL1 during 2017/18, 568 signed up to become Dementia Friends.
Out of the 800 students attending IPL1, 518 students also carried out the optional Dementia Awareness & Learning Disability Awareness Tier 1 Education.
All 518 students passed and obtained the Tier 1 Dementia Awareness (DA) qualification.
Professor Scott Reeves
It is with devastating shock and sadness that we have learnt of the sudden and unexpected death of Professor Scott Reeves, CAIPE Fellow and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Scott was a great interprofessional scholar, researcher and colleague who unquestionably will leave a legacy to the world of IPE. Scott will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues.
Please have a look at a paper recently published by CIPP and colleagues in The Clinical Teacher: "Clinical skills as a vehicle for Interprofessional Learning"
Together with colleagues in the Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences, CIPP has published a new article in The Clinical Teacher: "Promoting Collaboration in Emergency Medicine"
For early view Feb 2018 please click on the picture below:
CIPP has also recently published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care: "Training Students as IPL facilitators - a small-scale study highlighting the need to build confidence". Please click on picture below for full article:
Publication in press: The Clinical Teacher: "Clincial Skills as a vehicle for interprofessional learning"
Professor Susanne Lindqvist was the keynote speaker at the recent conference in Cologne on "Joint Accreditation of Interprofessional Continuous Professional Development (CPD)" organised by the European Cardiology Section Foundation (ECSF).
From right to left: Professor Reinhard Griebenow, Chairman of ECSF Board; Kate Raigner, Executive Vice-President, Accreditation Council for CME, Chicago; Peter Mills, Member of ECSF Board Cologne/London; Professor Susanne Lindqvist, CIPP, UEA; Jim Hall, Chairman ECSF Council, Cologne/Middlesborough.
Dr Susanne Lindqvist was one of the UEA Engagement Award winners 2016/2017 for sustained involvement of people in our community within teaching.
As CIPP Director, Susanne and her team has successfully developed a model of interprofessional learning (IPL) that is offered to over 3000 health and social care students every year across 12 different courses.
By involving professionals and people with lived experiences of care, students learn what works, what does not, key elements underpinning effective collaborative practice, and how this way of working benefits people in need of care.
Dr Susanne Lindqvist, CIPP Director, delivered a keynote presentation at the Nordic Interprofessional Network (NIPNET) conference in Norway, June 2017.
The keynote presented a study that involved two universities in Norway and UEA investigating university teachers’ view IPL delivered at their university, and how they view their role in supporting students in achieving learning outcomes related to IPL within their own uniprofessional teaching.
Warm Congratulations to the authors of the winning poster of this year’s Dame Shirley Pearce Poster Competition! The the poster titled “Acute Stroke” addresses how improved interprofessional working can prevent errors and improve patient care.
The authors were:
Josh Burrows – Pharmacy student
Randula Karunajeewa – Medical student
Carlie Pipe – Nursing student
Kelsey Poole – Nursing student
Corrine Pope – Nursing student
Leigh-Anne Scranage – Paramedic student
CIPP, the School of Health Sciences and staff representatives from courses involved in the first level of interprofessional learning (IPL1) have recently been involved in a Dementia Care Education Tier 1 pilot study.
This collaboration, led by Elizabeth Davison, IPL1 Lead, and Dr Sarah Housden, Senior Lecturer in Nursing Sciences, was in response to Health Education England’s mandate and the need for all healthcare students to be equipped to communicate effectively with people living with dementia. There are approximately 850,000 people in the UK thought to be living with dementia.
First year healthcare and pharmacy students initially took part in a new, communication difficulties exercise, introduced as part of the IPL1 teamworking session. This was followed by the Tier 1 pilot study which ran during March 2017. Successful completion of the pilot enabled students to obtain a certificate that recognised the Learning Outcomes of HEE Tier 1 Dementia Care Education.
To successfully complete the pilot, students had to: attend a Dementia Friends training session; watch a dementia education video; complete and submit a Reflective Workbook; complete a multiple choice questionnaire and provide feedback of their learning experience. The video, workbook and MCQ content were all produced in collaboration with the staff representatives and there had a strong, interprofessional emphasis.
60 students volunteered and completed the study with 95% of students feeding back that the pilot was helpful or very helpful. It is hoped to roll out the Tier 1 Dementia Education to all 850 first year healthcare students during 2017/18.
Elizabeth Davison and Dr Sarah Housden produced a poster explaining the pilot, for the Learning and Teaching Day which took place on 18th May, with outstanding feedback received.
“Love didn't hurt you – know the signs of domestic abuse” by Caitlin Rivers
Caitlin Rivers is a pseudonym for one of our UEA students who has experience of domestic abuse, but who has come out the other end. Caitlin wishes to share her experience with future healthcare professionals so that they can recognise the signs of domestic abuse and find out a bit more about where people can seek help and support. This book is also aimed at people who are, or think they may be, in an abusive relationship and if so, what to do next.
If you read this book and have any comments on its content, then please get in touch with Dr Susanne Lindqvist firstname.lastname@example.org and your feedback will be forwarded to Caitlin.