Partnerships in Innovative Education (PIEs)
In 2013, Health Education England developed a new educational infrastructure in north west London to support innovative cross organisational multiprofessional NHS workforce development. Originally called Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs), this programme was renamed Partnerships in Innovation Education (PIEs) to reflect the aims of projects. This model of healthcare education brings together health care service providers, community groups, patients and education providers focused around enabling the development of learning communities i.e. different parts of the health and social care workforce, patients and the public systematically improving services by learning with and from each other.
From the initial six projects funded in 2013 we have grown the programme and are supporting nine initiatives in 2016-17. All our PIEs can be found on the following pages: dynamic networks, that have shared their knowledge, skills and expertise in delivering healthcare, capturing innovation and education across primary and secondary care, and engaging patients and the public.