Multi- Disciplinary Team

To effectively treat cancer, a number of specialists need to work together in order to gain an accurate diagnosis and to decide the best treatment plan for patients. These specialists work together in what is known as a multi-disciplinary team.

The Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meets weekly in the Royal Victoria Hospital to discuss patients who have suspected, recurrent or confirmed head and neck cancer. Detailed discussions between the members of the team take place and the results and information for all patients are discussed in detail, in order to determine the best treatment plan.

The team is made of a range of specialists including; Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)surgeons, plastic surgeons, maxillo facial surgeons, Head and Neck clinical nurse specialists, radiologists, oncologists, specialist radiographers, speech and language therapy, dieticians, dental and administrative staff.

A record of the team's discussion will be sent to a patient's GP.