Multi Disciplinary Teams (MDT) Project
The initiation of this MDT project was driven in part by the July 2015 publication of the Independent Cancer Taskforce Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020. Further to this, CRUK identified areas for focused improvement in the January 2017 report Meeting Patients’ Needs: improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings in cancer services’. These documents highlighted the need to develop MDT working to meet the growing demands placed on teams. In response to the national and local appetite for MDT development the Northern England Cancer Alliance commissioned Prospect Business Consulting Ltd to deliver the .
This guidance has been developed to enable cancer multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) to respond to the changing landscape in cancer care.