“Partners rather than just providers…”: a qualitative study on health care professionals’ views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/582155
Title:
“Partners rather than just providers…”: a qualitative study on health care professionals’ views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot.
Authors:
Kassianos, Angelos P.; Ignatowicz, Agnieszka; Greenfield, Geva; Majeed, Azeem; Car, Josip; Pappas, Yannis
Abstract:
Introduction: Multidisciplinary group meetings are one of the key drivers of facilitating integrated care. Health care professionals attending such groups have a key role in the success of these discussions and hence, in the forming of multi-professional integrated care. The study aimed to explore the professionals’ experiences and views of participating and implementing the groups in integrated care context. Methods: A qualitative study including 25 semi-structured interviews with professionals participating in the Northwest London Integrated Care Pilot analysed using thematic content analysis. Results: Participants mentioned a number of benefits of participating in the meetings, including shared learning and shared decisionmaking between different services and specialties. Yet, they perceived barriers that diminish the efficiency of the groups, such as time constraints, group dynamics and technicalities. The participants felt that the quality of discussions and facilitation could be improved, as well as technical arrangements that would make them easier to participate. Most of the participants perceived the groups to be beneficial for providers mostly questioning the benefits for patient care. Conclusion: Findings provide an insight into how health professionals’ views of their participation to the multidisciplinary group meetings can be more effectively translated into more tangible benefits to the patients. To benefit patient care, the multidisciplinary groups need to be more patient-oriented rather than provider-oriented, while overcoming professional boundaries for participating.
Affiliation:
Imperial College London; University of Warwick; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Kassianos, A.P., Ignatowicz, A., Greenfield, G., Majeed, A., Car, J., Pappas, Y. (2015). ''Partners rather than just providers…' : A qualitative study on health care professionals’ views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot' International Journal of Integrated Care (15) URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-117149
Publisher:
Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals
Journal:
International Journal of Integrated Care
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/582155
Additional Links:
http://www.ijic.org/index.php/ijic/article/view/2019/3007
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1568-4156
EISSN:
1568-4156
Sponsors:
Funding was provided by a grant from the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Charity with some additional support from the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for North West London
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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dc.contributor.authorKassianos, Angelos P.en
dc.contributor.authorIgnatowicz, Agnieszkaen
dc.contributor.authorGreenfield, Gevaen
dc.contributor.authorMajeed, Azeemen
dc.contributor.authorCar, Josipen
dc.contributor.authorPappas, Yannisen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T10:46:38Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-13T10:46:38Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationKassianos, A.P., Ignatowicz, A., Greenfield, G., Majeed, A., Car, J., Pappas, Y. (2015). ''Partners rather than just providers…' : A qualitative study on health care professionals’ views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot' International Journal of Integrated Care (15) URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-117149en
dc.identifier.issn1568-4156en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/582155en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Multidisciplinary group meetings are one of the key drivers of facilitating integrated care. Health care professionals attending such groups have a key role in the success of these discussions and hence, in the forming of multi-professional integrated care. The study aimed to explore the professionals’ experiences and views of participating and implementing the groups in integrated care context. Methods: A qualitative study including 25 semi-structured interviews with professionals participating in the Northwest London Integrated Care Pilot analysed using thematic content analysis. Results: Participants mentioned a number of benefits of participating in the meetings, including shared learning and shared decisionmaking between different services and specialties. Yet, they perceived barriers that diminish the efficiency of the groups, such as time constraints, group dynamics and technicalities. The participants felt that the quality of discussions and facilitation could be improved, as well as technical arrangements that would make them easier to participate. Most of the participants perceived the groups to be beneficial for providers mostly questioning the benefits for patient care. Conclusion: Findings provide an insight into how health professionals’ views of their participation to the multidisciplinary group meetings can be more effectively translated into more tangible benefits to the patients. To benefit patient care, the multidisciplinary groups need to be more patient-oriented rather than provider-oriented, while overcoming professional boundaries for participating.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by a grant from the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Charity with some additional support from the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for North West Londonen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUtrecht University Library Open Access Journalsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ijic.org/index.php/ijic/article/view/2019/3007en
dc.subjectintegrated careen
dc.subjecthealth servicesen
dc.subjecthealth care professionalsen
dc.subjectqualitativeen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectmultidisciplinary groupsen
dc.subjectL510 Health & Welfareen
dc.subjectpartnershipen
dc.title“Partners rather than just providers…”: a qualitative study on health care professionals’ views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1568-4156en
dc.contributor.departmentImperial College Londonen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Warwicken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Integrated Careen
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