IPE Evaluation Report in Yorkshire and the Humber

Monday, 10 August, 2015

MDT Placement WorkshopsThe workplace MDT workshops are open to final year health and social care students on placement in Yorkshire and Humber and aim to develop understandings about professional roles and team working. Since 2005, 335 workshops have been delivered at local authority and NHS sites involving 2506 students from 13 different professions (involving the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leeds Beckett University).Student feedback continues to be positive with workshop format and content still regarded highly (see full report and appendices for further details). Student feedback has been consistently positive across all 10 years of the programme, 99% would recommend attendance to their peers, 98% felt the teaching and learning methods were entirely or mostly effective, and 95% felt the workshop was entirely or mostly relevant to their work.“Really valuable learning experience – thank you.” Health Visitor student“Fantastic experience both volunteering and taking part in discussions. Extremely valuable.”Nursing student“An excellent experience and felt I have learnt a lot, certainly recommend for others.”  Physiotherapy studentThe 2014/15 academic year raised a couple of issues in relation to administration and management (due to personnel changes) which have been resolved for the 2015/16 academic year. One of the largest challenges continues to be recruiting sufficient numbers of students to the workshops (numbers from medicine and physiotherapy dropped significantly during the 2014/15 academic year). The team will be working with programme leads at local HEIs and placement mentors at NHS and local authority sites to strengthen networks with a view to increasing registration and attendance rates in the future.We ask that programme leads and placement mentors continue to support interprofessional education in the workplace and ask that you encourage final year health and social care students to attend workshops where placement commitments allow. If you wish to contribute to the development or delivery of the MDT workshop programme please get in touch. The team is developing a new workshop on dementia and we are particularly keen to hear from colleagues with expertise in this area. The full evaluation report detailing evaluation data from the past 10 years is detailed in the following pages. Data for specific programmes and HEIs is available on request.Shelley FieldenIPE Co-ordinatorLeeds Institute of Medical Education, University of LeedsSue KilminsterAcademic Lead, IPELeeds Institute of Medical Education, University of LeedsApril 2015Further details attached.

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