Multidisciplinary meetings: what are they?

  • What is a multidisciplinary meeting?

    A multidisciplinary team is a group of health professionals from a range of different fields who work together to care for and treat your child.

    The team will meet at the time of your child's diagnosis and then regularly during his or her ongoing care to review their condition, decide on the best treatment and make sure your child is receiving the best possible care. These meetings are called multidisciplinary meetings. Usually, more than one child is discussed at each meeting. Staff at the meetings include doctors, nurses, psychosocial and allied health professionals such as social workers, physiotherapists, dietitians and occupational therapists.

    We may also provide information about your child's treatment and care plan to your family doctor or general practitioner (GP), paediatrician and other health professionals involved in your child's care.

    What happens at a multidisciplinary meeting?

    During the meeting the team will discuss your child's medical history, test results and health information related to your child's treatment. All staff at the meeting understand that everything discussed is confidential. A member of the team will talk with you about recommendations from the meeting, as appropriate.

    Further information

    Please ask your doctor if you have any questions about multidisciplinary meetings or your child's treatment and care plan. 

    Reviewed January 2023. 

    Developed by The Royal Children's Hospital and Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service.


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