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Define: Multidisciplinary team

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

2

Describe the benefits of the MDT for patients? (3)

1) improved health delivery
2) access to a wider range of expertise
3) specialised, holistic care (thinking of patient as a whole)

2

What is signposting?

Referring a patient or carer to an appropriate professional service.

3

Describe the benefits of the MDT for staff (5)

1) promotes ownership of tasks
2) allows delegation of tasks
3) development of knowledge and skills
4) motivation
5) better use of resources - cost effective service

5

Describe some barriers to effective MDT (4)

1) historic power relations (Dr in charge)
2) separate and different educational and training of professional the groups
3) different organisational structures, contractual obligations, physical presence
4) poor communication

6

List what makes a good team. (8)

1) clear objectives
2) leadership
3) engagement
4) good communication
5) commitment to quality
6) mutual support
7) effective decision making
8) conflict management

7

State the regulatory and professional body for doctors and describe their roles are responsibilities. (3)

Regulatory: General medical council
Professional: British medical association
1) acute medicine- immediate and early management of adult patients
2) diagnosis and planning of treatment
3) coordinate the management of a patient and follow up after discharge.

8

State the regulatory and professional body for nurses and describe their roles are responsibilities. (5)

Regulatory: nursing and midwifery council
Professional: royal college of nursing
1) asses patients and provide expert clinical advice
2) delegate work and supervise colleagues
3) manage budget and resources
4) evaluate the safety of the clinical environment
5) responsible for defined clinical area

9

State the regulatory and professional body for occupational therapists and describe their roles are responsibilities. (4)

Regulatory: health and care professions council
Professional : British association of OTs
1) how people manage in their home environment
2) memory is assessed
3) assess people's ability to complete daily tasks, driving,washing ect
4) assess the home environment

10

State the regulatory and professional body nursing assistants and describe their roles are responsibilities. (3)

Not regulated
1) assist doctors, physiotherapists, doctors
2) measuring blood pressure, feeding patients, washing and dressing
3) helps everyone else in the ward

10

State the regulatory and professional body of pharmacy technicians and assistants

Pharmacy technicians are regulated by the GPhC
No regulatory body for pharmacy assistants

11

State the regulatory and professional body for physiotherapists and describe their roles are responsibilities. (3)

Regulatory: health and care professions council
Professional: chartered society of physiotherapy
1) assess people's physical abilities : strength, power, coordination
2) help people learn how to balance, run, play football
3) help people move hands and walk (rehab)