Presentation on theme: "Successful MDTs: What Are They? A Patient’s Journey through the QEH Stroke Team Cilla Williams Stroke Physiotherapist Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn."— Presentation transcript:
Successful MDTs: What Are They? A Patient’s Journey through the QEH Stroke Team Cilla Williams Stroke Physiotherapist Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
28 bed (+ 1 thrombolysis bed) stroke unit, combining acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation 545 strokes per year Ward manager – Sister Diane Benefer Consultants – Raj Shekhar, James Phillips, Umesh Rai Stroke OT/PT Team Lead - Anne-Marie Hurst QEH Stroke AHPs cover entire stroke pathway (successful bid in 2008) Who are we?
A coordinated multidisciplinary team that meets at least once a week for the interchange of information about individual patients (RCP, 2012) Staff should have specialist expertise in stroke and rehabilitation (RCP, 2012) Stroke units should have multi-disciplinary notes (Clarke, 2010) Is that it??!!! What is teamworking in Stroke?
Current measures of teamworking in stroke are inadequate Location of staff, frequency of team contact, team size, management structure, defined team membership and shared goal planning are key determinants of teamworking practice (Baxter & Brumfitt, 2008a) What is real teamworking in Stroke?
Patient and Carer Discussed at 8.45am board round Assessment and treatment by MDT Feedback to board round Commence discharge planning The inpatient journey – an overview
Patient with midbrain infarct, presenting with reduced postural control, aphasia, ptsosis, visual disturbance, dysphagia Tilt table session in stroke therapy gym with PT and Therapy Assistant (dual OT/PT), as well as……. SLT Orthoptist A typical day – joint working
Unplanned, problem orientated interaction between team members unconstrained by location, time, or team member status (Clarke, 2010) Occurs on the ward, in the day room, in the therapy gym, in the therapy office Close proximity to Wheelchair Services, Social Services departments Not only with staff members but also patient and carers A typical day –opportunistic dialogue
Comprehensively trained staff Electronic nursing handover updated by all of the team Six day PT & OT Stroke service Early inpatient contact with Stroke Association Information, Advice and Support Coordinator A typical day…
Dedicated Stroke Coordinators (1 WTE) Discharge Planning Assistant (0.5 WTE) Formal meeting with patient and carer if required Community Stroke Team Comprehensive therapy discharge summary Discharge Planning
Monthly MDTs and interdisciplinary MDT training Stroke Association Communication Group Advice/support Prevention Long term support groups In the community
“They demonstrate true interdisciplinary working” Liz Bennett, Anglia Stroke Network Lead The integrated physiotherapy and occupational therapy services “reduces duplication and increases effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery” Caroline Hayden-Wright, Rehabilitation Services Review, October 2012 What do others say?
“My family and I wish to express our gratitude and admiration for this team of talented health care professionals” Patient AS, September 2012 “Seems to be a well practised unit” “Absolutely brilliant” [about QEH Stroke Unit] Patient Experience Survey 2012 What do our patients say?
QEH Stroke Team achieved a total organisational score of 89.1 in the SSNAP 2012 (national average 73.3) The results?
Service user participation in service development Restructuring our community service 6 month reviews For the future…
Effective team work is complex and requires frequent contacts at a variety of levels, not only between professions but with patients and their carers Successful interdisciplinary working is vital in stroke but national guidelines do not go far enough when describing what makes teams most effective The QEH Stroke Team demonstrates a range of qualities of effective team work including co-location, good leadership, skilled staff, joint working and opportunistic dialogue The patient and their carer will be physically or virtually present at every stage of the pathway Conclusion
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