The universal GP Training website for everyone, not just Bradford.   Created in 2002 by Dr Ramesh Mehay

Bradford VTS Online Resources:

Teaching & Learning

Inter-Professional Learning (IPL)


Interprofessional Practice & Education

Interprofessional Practice Framework

Why Interprofessional Education Matters

Negative Experiences that could have been improved with Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Key Principles of InterProfessional Collaborative Practice.  Full course available here.

What is Inter-Professional Learning and Why do it?

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“Interprofessional learning is an educational process through which two or more health professions engage in learning WITH, FROM and ABOUT each other.”
(WHO, 2010)

“Interprofessional education occurs when students or members of two or more professions   learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.  
(CAIPE 2013)

The aim is 

  • to enhance understanding of others’ professional roles and responsibilities
  • to increase knowledge of particular clinical skills or topics
  • and to help develop skills needed for effective teamwork.

And doing all of this will ultimately…

  • Enhance the quality of care we provide
  • Create safe and effective teams
  • Reduce duplicaiton and error
  • Result in greater efficiency and continuity
  • Increase satisfaction of staff and patients.

Take Child Safeguarding for example.  

A decade or so ago, it was only the GPs that met up in a practice to discuss “children at risk”.    But are they the only ones involved in their health and safety?  Nowadays we have inter-professional groups consisting of GPs, practice nurses, an admin person or two, the health visitors and sometimes a social worker. And surely this seems the sensible way to go – we are all involved in their care, so we should all be working and learning together to try and achieve better patient outcomes and care.

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Bradford VTS was created by Dr. Ramesh Mehay, a Programme Director for Bradford GP Training Scheme back in 2001. Over the years, it has seen many permutations.  At the time, there were very few resources for GP trainees and their trainers so Bradford decided to create one FOR EVERYONE. 

So, we see Bradford VTS as  the INDEPENDENT vocational training scheme website providing a wealth of free medical resources for GP trainees, their trainers and TPDs everywhere and anywhere.  We also welcome other health professionals – as we know the site is used by both those qualified and in training – such as Associate Physicians, ANPs, Medical & Nursing Students. 

Our fundamental belief is to openly and freely share knowledge to help learn and develop with each other.  Feel free to use the information – as long as it is not for a commercial purpose.   

We have a wealth of downloadable resources and we also welcome copyright-free educational material from all our users to help build our rich resource (send to

Our sections on (medical) COMMUNICATION SKILLS and (medical) TEACHING & LEARNING are perhaps the best and most comprehensive on the world wide web (see white-on-black menu header section on the homepage).