Key Issues: Interdisciplinary learning and education is about the interactiveness of the learning encounter between professionals and non-professionally affiliated staff, service users and carers. It involves learning with, from and about each other with the explicit aim to improve collaboration and the quality of care.The need for interprofessional education has been supported by a raft of policy developments since the mid 1990s.Interprofessional education becomes interdisciplinary when service users, carers and non-professionally affiliated groups in the workforce interact with professionals to learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care delivered.Interdisciplinary learning needs to be planned, designed and delivered with the explicit aim of enhancing collaborative practice.
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