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Project titleEffectiveness of Multi-Professional Team Working (MPTW) in Mental Health Care (MPTW)
SDO research themesMental health, Workforce
Chief investigatorProfessor Michael West, Lancaster University
Co-investigatorsProfessor Gillian Hardy, Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, Professor Jon Glasby, Dr Jeremy Dawson, Professor Walid El Ansari, Dr Hugh Middleton, Professor Steve Onyett, Dr Andreas Richter
ContractorAston University
StatusResearch completed
Start dateApril 2008
Publication dateOctober 2012
Plain English summary
Healthcare professionals must work together effectively in teams to provide the best possible patient care. However, previous research shows such multi-professional teams often fail to perform to their full potential, as they are not clear ... Expand Text
Scientific summary
There is sufficient evidence to show that multi-professional team working (MPTW) can lead to significant improvements in productivity and patient/user care in health and social care settings. The key is knowing how to develop and ... Expand Text
Outputsno published journal articles or book outputs notified
Cost£ 456,232
Commissioning briefDownload (PDF 94Kb)
Executive summaryDownload (PDF 140Kb)
Final reportDownload (PDF 2,393Kb)
ProtocolDownload (PDF 233Kb)
KeywordsMulti-Professional Team Working, Mental Health Care, social care, practice management, adults, older adults, carers, conflicting demands, patient care, staff wellbeing
AddendumThis project was commissioned by the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme under the management of the National Coordinating Centre for the Service Delivery and Organisation (NCCSDO) which was based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The project was managed by NCCSDO until 31 March 2009. Management of the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) programme and its portfolio of projects transferred to the National Institute for Health Research Evaluations, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) based at the University of Southampton from 1 April 2009.


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