Bespoke training sessions provided the first opportunity for student healthcare professionals from nursing, podiatry, Social Work and Physiotherapy to attend a multidisciplinary course, focusing on co-operation, inclusivity and valuing differing professional roles. As recent surveys suggest, one of the factors contributing to poor patient experiences is the lack of communication between services. Huddersfield University were keen for us to develop training that explored this area.
As well as addressing several protected characteristics, the training highlighted stereotypes and prejudices that can occur between academic and administrative staff, and the potential challenges that placement students may face. It was also used to promote the university’s Inclusive Language policy.
To embed the learning, key points and actions were highlighted to teaching staff to be included and discussed throughout the course prospectus.