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Exemplars of Interprofessional Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration“Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health.”Evidencewww.cochrane.org

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force“. . . the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.”Public Healthwww.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org

The Bone and Joint Decade“The Bone and Joint Decade is a network of more than a thousand national and international patient, professional, scientific organisations with National Action Networks in over 60 countries. Together this network is driving the agenda of the Bone and Joint Decade to position musculoskeletal conditions as a public health issue.”Clinical Practicewww.boneandjointburden.org

National Clinical Guideline Centre“The National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC) is a multidisciplinary health services research team funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We produce evidence based clinical practice guidelines on behalf of NICE.”Guidelineswww.ncgc.ac.uk

Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)“To foster better patient care, CIHC members across Canada are working together to strengthen the interprofessional education for collaborative, patient-centred practice (IECPCP) knowledge base. Our goal is to share this knowledge with those who make policy, planners in the health and education systems, health professionals and educators to ensure all Canadians benefit.”Educationwww.cihc.ca

Best Evidence Medical Education Collaboration“. . . an international group of individuals, universities and professional organisations committed to the development of evidence informed education in the medical and health professions . . .”Educationwww.bemecollaboration.org