The Multi-disciplinary Team
The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is made up of the staff in the service; this includes, medical doctors, psychological therapists, nursing staff, and speech and language therapists. The aim of the team is to offer safe, high quality care and assessment as well as consistency between staff members in offering treatments and different perspectives on the needs of each person. All service users are discussed in the MDT at certain points in their treatment pathway.
The MDT discusses difficult situations, offers advice and supervision and makes decisions about the best ways for staff to support service users to meet their needs. Discussions in the MDT are confidential within the team.