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Award for Imperial College London Team

The Imperial College Community Based Interprofessional Learning Team from the Department of Primary Care and Public Health were highly commended in the Innovation in Interprofessional Learning in Primary and Community Care category at the Annual Health Education North West London awards.

This innovative project explores the benefits of community based inter-professional learning with a cohort 41 third year medical and nursing students. The students implemented newly acquired Health Coaching skills (after attending a health coaching course) when visiting selected ‘high risk for admission’ patients in West London over a four month period.

The sessions provided students with an opportunity to practise listening and talking to patients, develop a better understanding of patients who have complex health needs; and become a valued, active member of the health care community. Inter-professional learning is a new concept at Imperial College London and the challenges of bringing medical stude…