Embedding interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) is a priority in academia and healthcare practice settings globally (Barr et al, 2017). IPECP has been further endorsed by professional and regulatory bodies, for example, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's (2021)A Competency Framework for all Prescribers has been adopted by professional regulatory bodies including the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This provides an opportunity for interprofessional learning and supervision in prescribing practice, a key element of MSc Advanced Practice programmes.
Despite progress made in developing multiprofessional advanced practice frameworks at national level, the impact of applying frameworks within a clinical practice context is not known. Principles of interprofessional education (IPE) align closely with current advanced practice workforce priorities, including safe care, integrated person-centred care and the need for collaborative practitioners who are prepared to challenge traditional boundaries in order to continuously improve quality in health and social care delivery.
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