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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


what are the benefits of a MDT to the patient?

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


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
better use of resources and thus a more cost effective service


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