Policy Development and Consultation: The Interprofessional.Global Winterthur-Doha Interprofessional Declaration 2023

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As a CAIPE National Board Member, I reviewed, contributed to and endorsed the IP.Global Winterthur-Doha Interprofessional Declaration launched at the 2023 ATBH XI conference, Doha.

This declaration articulates policies and actions that will build upon the significant international
efforts to advance interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) that have
taken place in the twelve years since the publication of the World Health Organization
Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Practice (WHO 2010). Its articles
address the actions necessary to sustain and enhance existing efforts in the implementation of
the WHO framework.

The review and articulation of next-stage policies and actions to progress the implementation of
the WHO framework is particularly appropriate at this time. During the last several years, the
COVID-19 Global pandemic has highlighted the need for effective IPECP and the positive
impact it can have on the quality of care and the health of populations. To ensure that health
and social care teams of the future are as well-equipped as possible to meet the challenges
they will face, it is essential that the momentum generated since 2010 is sustained and

This declaration will be useful to IPECP leaders and champions, policymakers, and patient
advocates, providing concrete examples of policies and actions that can be taken to advance
the cause of IPECP in their context.
Period11 Nov 2022
Held atInterprofessional.Global, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational