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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Multi-disciplinary team


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NICE Guideline NG57 - Physical health of people in prison

A group of professionals from different disciplines who each provide specific support to a person, working as a team. In prison settings, a multidisciplinary team may include physical and mental health professionals, prison staff, National Probation Service and/or community rehabilitation company (CRC) representatives, chaplains and staff from other agencies, such as immigration services and social care staff.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A team of different professionals (such as doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and others) working together to provide care and support that meets your needs. The team brings together many different types of knowledge, skills and expertise, and should look at you as a whole person.

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