Managed Education Partnerships (MEPs) facilitate the development of bilateral institutional health partnerships that seek to improve health service delivery and health outcomes as well as peer-to-peer relationships between individual and teams of health care professionals and system managers.
An MEP is co-created and co-developed with the local needs at the heart of the partnership.
An MEP benefits both partners, developing shared knowledge and evidence-based practice.
An MEP is a long-term and sustainable partnership, which can complement other initiatives.
MEPs generally consist of:
- NHS organisation selected to partner with institution in partner country
- Both agree mutually beneficial learning and/or development outcomes
- Multi-directional knowledge and skill exchange takes place through placements or observerships in each country
- Engagement with relevant national and government institutions
- Reflexive practice