Mildmay's multidisciplinary team
Health and care services are increasingly being delivered in more joined-up and integrated ways, significantly improving the quality of care for patients more efficiently and effectively.
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Mildmay delivers high-quality, patient-centred, supportive, individualised care. Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) has expert knowledge of the progression and treatment of disease. Our multidisciplinary approach also addresses psychological and social needs, is sensitive to different cultural needs and is holistic in its nature.
As an organisation, we are responsive to changes within national guidelines. The service is individualised, effective and innovative and underpinned by clear guidance and prescribing protocols. All patients participate in the development of bespoke, multi-disciplinary care plans; each patient is fully involved in planning their care, which is tailored to take personal preferences and individual circumstances into account. Care plans meet the specific medical and psychological needs of the individual and generate a sense of ownership of their treatment and care.
Comprehensive assessment and monitoring by specialised MDTs of, for example, patients recovering from HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders results in better treatment adherence and tolerance, improved quality of life, and ultimately improved treatment outcome and survival.
An MDT is a group of healthcare professionals who are members of different professions (e.g. doctors, therapists, social workers, nurses), that work together to make decisions regarding the treatment of individual patients.
In an MDT, professionals from various disciplines collaborate and share their expertise to provide comprehensive and holistic care to patients and service users. By bringing together professionals with different skill sets, an MDT offers several benefits for the delivery of health and care services.
MDTs play a crucial role in delivering integrated and patient-centred care. Through collaboration, comprehensive assessment, holistic care planning, improved communication, and efficient resource utilisation, these teams provide more efficient and effective services for our patients.
The synergy created by bringing together professionals from various disciplines promotes better health outcomes, enhances the patient experience, and contributes to the overall improvement of health and care systems.
Mildmay’s multidisciplinary Team
Clinical Lead Nurse and a nursing team of Registered General Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers
Speech and Language Therapist
Substance Misuse Recovery Worker
We ensure that service users receive a thorough and comprehensive assessment. Each team member contributes their specialised knowledge and skills to gather a comprehensive understanding of the individual's condition, needs, and circumstances. This holistic assessment approach helps in developing personalised care plans that address all aspects of the person's well-being.
As a result of medical professionals working together as a team while employing multidisciplinary teamwork in a healthcare setting, errors can be reduced, which also positively impacts patient safety as well as the said medical professionals. This is quite simply because the patient’s health and well-being are not a single person’s responsibility, but that of the entire team’s harmonisation.
Enhanced Treatment Planning:
Collaboration among team members enables the development of well-rounded treatment plans. By considering input from multiple perspectives, the team can explore various treatment options, including medical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative interventions. This collaborative decision-making process leads to more informed and effective treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of the patient or service user.
Improved Communication and Coordination:
Multidisciplinary teams facilitate effective communication and coordination among professionals involved in the care of patients and service users. Regular team meetings, case discussions, and shared documentation systems allow for seamless information exchange. This reduces the risk of miscommunication, ensures continuity of care, and minimises the duplication of efforts, leading to more efficient and streamlined service delivery.
Holistic Care Approach:
The multidisciplinary team embraces a holistic approach to care, recognising that individuals have complex needs that extend beyond the scope of a single discipline. By integrating various perspectives, the team can address not only the physical health concerns but also psychological, emotional, social, and functional aspects. This comprehensive care approach improves patient outcomes and enhances the overall well-being of service users.
Improved Patient Experience:
Collaborative teamwork within a multidisciplinary setting has a positive impact on the patient and service user experience. The cohesive efforts of the team create a supportive and patient-centred environment where individuals feel heard, understood, and actively involved in their care. This person-centred approach fosters trust, promotes shared decision-making, and increases satisfaction with the received services.
MDTs can improve patient outcomes by providing more comprehensive and coordinated care.
This is because team members can share their expertise and knowledge to develop a more holistic understanding of the patient's needs. For example, an MDT for a patient who is rough sleeping and recovering from severe illness might include a doctor, nurse, psychologist, social worker and housing officer. These team members can work together to provide the patient with medical care, emotional support, and help with practical needs such as transportation and housing.
Professional Development and Learning:
Being part of a multidisciplinary team offers valuable opportunities for professional development and learning. Professionals from different disciplines can share their expertise, exchange knowledge, and gain insights into other fields. This interdisciplinary collaboration not only broadens individual skills and knowledge but also promotes a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the team.
Efficient Resource Utilisation:
Multidisciplinary teams can help to increase efficiency by reducing unnecessary duplication of services, minimising gaps in care, and improving resource allocation. By working together, the team can make more efficient use of available resources and achieve better outcomes for patients and service users.
Multidisciplinary teams are an important part of the modern healthcare system. They can help to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, and improve communication between different health and care professionals.