The model of coaching and collaborative learning is based on the nursing model of collaborative learning in practice developed at University of East Anglia and support by Health Education, East of England. The model was adapted to fit the midwifery antenatal and postnatal ward where it was trialled between September 2016 and August 2017. During the implementation students, coaches, mentors and other staff on the ward areas were supported by the practice development midwife. Evaluation data was collected in the normal module evaluations and showed overall satisfaction with the model and the opportunities for sharing learning. The model is now being rolled out to other placement areas. Keys to success include good preparation of the clinical placement areas and supported from a practice educator.
- Education, coaching models, collaborative learning in practice, placement learning