This article describes the outcomes of a two-year project, commissioned by the Department of Health, to investigate the development of pre-registration education for the allied health professions in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. A range of data collection methods were adopted in order to identify where and how interprofessional education (IPE) was occurring in clinical settings. It was found that IPE is highly contextualized, and develops according to a variety of situational factors. The types of IPE encountered are described and their respective features, strengths and limitations are discussed.
- Interprofessional education, clinical placements, practice educators, mentors, link lecturers