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Learning from Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Nov 17, 2016

Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) are key to delivering patient-centred integrated care. 70 practitioners, policy makers, researchers and academics came together to share learning from MDT practice, research and evaluation in a participatory learning event hosted by ICF with partners the Strategy Unit (SU) and Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) on 17th November in Birmingham, UK.

The day opened with Robin Miller (HSMC) and Alison Turner (SU) who shared findings from two recent evidence reviews.

Macmillan Cancer Research, with whom ICF are working in Manchester, shared their experiences of MDTs for palliative care.

Rose Gray from Cancer Research UK presented findings from a forthcoming report of national research into effective MDT practice. 

Stephanie Cartwright from Dudley's Vanguard programme, at the forefront of new models of care and supported by ICF with the SU and HSMC, presented on community-based MDTs.

The final session from Fraser Battye (SU), Paul Mason (ICF) and Jo Ellins (ICF) discussed evaluation for MDTs and capturing patient perspectives. Each session included table-based and room discussion.

Jo Ellins drew on a recent report for Dudley's Vanguard programme that explored patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient reported experience measures (PREMs), which is available HERE.

Download the presentations of the day.

To discuss ICF's work supporting MDTs, or wider health and care systems, with research and evaluation, please contact Paul Mason.