Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education

CAIPE established in 1987 is a membership organisation and UK-based charity, to promote health and wellbeing and to improve the health and social care of the public by advancing interprofessional education (IPE).

We are a community committed to collaborative working across health and social care and related services. CAIPE aims to promote and develop interprofessional education, research, learning and practice nationally and globally.

We support: students, academics, practitioners, researchers and people who use services by sharing information and enabling networking opportunities.
Extending CAIPE’s definition we recognise interprofessional education as occasions when members or students of two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care and services. The Journal of Interprofessional Education is the official Journal of CAIPE.


  • promote and develop interprofessional education and learning through the active involvement of all our members
  • collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations nationally and globally in interprofessional education, research, learning and practice
  • collaborate with national stakeholders, statutory, professional, regulatory bodies and international organisations in the promotion and development of IPE/IPCP
  • act as an independent think tank to improve collaborative practice and thereby the quality of service provision through professions learning and working together
  • be a national and international authoritative voice on IPE/IPCP in both in academia and the workplace

Plans for next 2 years

  • International Liaison Working Group: continue to develop web pages and CAIPE’s global position in IPE/IPCP
  • Corporate Members & Regional Forum Working Group: to continue to increase Corporate Membership, develop web pages and provision of bi-annual CAIPE Regional Forums.
  • Service Users & Carers Working Group: to develop web pages; increase membership and continue service user & carer engagement in CAIPE activities.
  • Student Working Group: to develop web pages; increase membership and continue student engagement in CAIPE activities.
  • Communications & Marketing Working Group: to continue to develop website; develop social media interaction with CAIPE; continue production monthly Newsletter & Twitter Chat; continue to develop marketing material.
  • CAIPE Routledge Publications: continue to explore further publications in the Collaborative Practice series (4 published to date plus one translated in Japanese).
  • Research Working Group: through website development enhance CAIPE’s excellent scholarly reputation;
capture and disseminate CAIPE’s existing interprofessional scholarship activities;
and provide a more prominent role for research and evaluation across the CAIPE membership.
  • Awards Working Group: to continue to explore and develop awards for all membership categories.
  • Consultancy & Workshop Working Group: to review, develop virtual and physical workshops and promote to gain income.
  • Validating IPE/IPCP Working Group: to explore and develop a framework/guidelines for professional, regulatory and Higher Education Institutions to demonstrate achievement of standards of IPE/IPCP.
  • Learning & Teaching Working Group: Exploring Artificial intelligence and machine learning identifying datasets and applying a new algorithm relating to IPE. Developing good IPE cases in low fidelity simulation or in role-playing, with or without movies scenarios, using protocols (or checklist) for both teaching and assessment.
Contact Person
Veronica O’Carroll
Nichola McLarnon
Amira Chaudhry
Emma Beal (Administrator)

Interprofessional.Global Representatives

Joint CAIPE CHAIR – July 2021 –ongoing

Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Anderson PhD 

Employment: Professor of Interprofessional Education and Lead for Patient Safety; Leicester Medical School, George Davies Centre for Medicine, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.

Qualifications: SRN, SCM, HV, BSc. (Hons), PhD, PGC in HE.

Awards: University Teaching Fellow 2005; National Teaching Fellow, 2007; Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy 2012; CAIPE Fellow 2016

Summary Statement:

Following a clinical career as a nurse, midwife and Health Visitor, Elizabeth has become a highly experienced teacher and scholar, particularly in the field of interprofessional education (IPE).  She has built a national and international reputation of publications over the past twenty years.  She led the incorporation of IPE into the Leicester medical curriculum bringing together three Higher Education Institutions.  She Chairs the University Patient and Carer Group and continues to propel patient involvement which is closely aligned with IPE.  She also leads research in patient safety and mindfulness. She began working with CAIPE in 2000 as a co-opted board member and has continued to support the CAIPE community as an elected board member and more recently as a CAIPE Fellow.  She will now lead CAIPE following the principles of collaborative leadership with Dr Angela Lennox.

Joint CAIPE CHAIR – July 2021 –ongoing

Dr Angela Lennox CBE DL

Employment: General Practitioner; Deputy Medical Director NHS England and Improvement (London) and Honorary Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Leicester; Leicester Medical School, George Davies Centre for Medicine, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH. 


Qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, FRCP.

Awards: MBE, CBE, DL.

Summary Statement:

Dr Lennox has worked in the NHS for the past 40 years as a General Medical Practitioner and entrepreneur who pioneered the development of multiagency health and social care centres. She has worked extensively in senior medical leadership positions and was an advisor to a former Secretary of State for Health, as well as an Associate Director of Primary Care for the Department of Health. She currently fulfils a number of roles in the NHS and third sector leading on clinical governance, quality assurance and performance. Additionally, she was a Senior Lecturer in the University of Leicester where in 1996 she pioneered a model of inter-professional education for all healthcare staff. Dr Lennox is currently a Medical Director in NHS England and Improvement, as well as a Trustee for the national homeless charity – Homeless Link.

In 1999 Angela was awarded the MBE for Services to Medicine and the Community; in 2001 she was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire and in 2008 she was awarded the CBE for Services to Healthcare.

Biennial Report