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1

Define a MDT

a MDT is a group of health professional with expertise in a specific discipline. Together, they discuss and manage an individual patients care

2

what are the benefits of a MDT to the patient?

improved health delivery
access to a wider range of expertise
specialised, holistic care

3

What are the benefits of a MDT to staff?

promote ownership of tasks
allows delegation of tasks and development of roles
development of knowledge and skills
motivation
better use of resources and thus a more cost effective service

4

what could be the barriers to an effective MDT?

historic power relations e.g the Dr is in charge
separate and different educational training of each professional which leads to - strong negative perceptions of each other
different cultures, distinct professional boundaries and identity
different organisational structures and obligations, and physical presence
poor communication