Framework for Action Framework for Action

Dr Susanne Lindqvist was a member of the World Health Organisation Study Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.

This group of experts drawn from around the world carried out extensive research into interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and produced the WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Research.

Amongst their findings, the Study Group noted:

  • "After almost fifty years of enquiry, there is now sufficient evidence to indicate that interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice which in turn optimises health services, strengthens health systems and improves health outcomes."
  • "The growing evidence and research base continues to identify interprofessional collaboration as beneficial to health workers, systems and communities."
  • "Interprofessional education provides learners with the training they need to become part of the collaborative practice-ready health workforce."

To find out more, read the WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Practice (PDF 290KB).

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