CLIP / Near Peer/ Interprofessional ward

Collaborative Learning In Practice (CLIP)

The Kent and Medway Placement team have created this excellent resource that brings together links to lots of resources on CLIP models: Coaching approaches to student learning resources Jan 2024

HEE provide a  presentation and info about CLIP in conjunction with James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust link here

Kent and Medway have piloted CLIP to expand nursing students. Here is copy of slides for their presentation: Collaborative Learning in Practice August 2023

They have also provided a document that captures information from their CLiP pilot.  This is structured in a way that may support you to think about how you could use this model in your practice. The document includes contact details for Nina Phoenix should you wish to be in touch with her for further information. CLiP model template KMPT


Surrey Heartlands ICS ran a webinar with presentations about the history, evidence base and examples of how to CLIP. The slides can be found here: Surrey Heartlands Coaching Webinar presentation 23.03.23

For more info on the CLIP Model and how it has been used in other organisations please read more here 

More information and examples from the Royal College of Nursing can be found here

Collaborative learning in practice (CLiP) model in a Mental Health Nursing Placement. This multi student placement was piloted in a KMPT Forensic Inpatient Female ward as part of a Placement Expansion project. Click here to watch the CLiP presentation

Sailsbury District Hospital Education team have created these two videos to show CLIP in practice and to hear the feedback on the value of the model for students:

CLiP – Allocation of workload and feedback – YouTube

CLiP – Coaching Model – YouTube

This also utilises the GROW Model which is a coaching framework for problem solving, goal setting and performance improvement read more here

The RCN also provide useful information about using a coaching model in supervision. Read more here

Hill R, Woodward M and Arthur A (2020) Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLIP): Evaluation of a new approach to clinical learning, Nurse Education Today,Volume 85, link here

Williamson GR, Kane A, Plowright H, Bunce J, Clarke D, Jamison C (2020). ‘Thinking like a nurse’. Changing the culture of nursing students’ clinical learning: Implementing collaborative learning in practice. Nurse Educ Pract. Feb 21;43:102742. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102742. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32126503. link here

Lamont S, Brunero S, Woods KP. (2015) Satisfaction with clinical placement–The perspective of nursing students from multiple universities. Collegian. 22(1):125-33. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.12.005. PMID: 26285417. link here

Harvey S, Uren CD. (2019) Collaborative learning: Application of the mentorship model for adult nursing students in the acute placement setting. Nurse Educ Today.Mar;74:38-40. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.022. Epub 2018 Dec 7. PMID: 30578971. link here

Near Peer Model

Most of us can think of people in our lives who supplied information, offered advice, presented a challenge, initiated a friendship, or simply expressed an interest in our development as a person.

Near-peer-mentoring is a way of promoting professional and personal development.

What is the Near Peer Model?

One or two more experienced students role model and reinforce the learning of one or two less experienced students. In their ongoing interactions, the peers are both helping each other to learn, and learning by teaching (Yu et al, 2011)

Access the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Optimising and Enhancing Placement Capacity webinar here  which talks about the Near Peer Model.

Van de Mortel TF, Needham J, Henderson S (2021) Facilitating learning on clinical placement using near-peer supervision: A mixed methods study Nurse Education Today

Interprofessional student led placement

At Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust they are developing two interprofessional placements where groups of nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students will work together on a designated ward where they will be responsible for coordinating the day to day care of patients care in a particular bay.  They will be overseen by practice educators and there will be daily ‘power hour’ sessions where students come together to reflect on their learning and development and also regular teaching sessions with educators from various professions.  This is due to run as a pilot n May 2021.

We would welcome contact from any other sites that would be willing to develop this in their  organisation.

Lairamore C, Reed CC, Damon Z, Rowe V, Baker J, Griffith K and VanHoose L (2019) ‘A Peer-Led Interprofessional Simulation Experience Improves Perception Of Teamwork’, Clinical Simulation In Nursing, 34, pp22-29 Available at: Link here

Mette et al (2021) Gaining interprofessional knowledge and interprofessional competence on a training ward. Medical Teacher, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.1885638

Derbyshire JA, Machin AI (2011) Learning to work collaboratively: Nurses’ views of their pre-registration interprofessional education and its impact on practice. Nurse Education in Practice, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 239-244. ISSN 1471-5953. Https:// link here