FSRH statement: FSRH welcomes new report on multi-professional working by AoMRC
Date: 03 Jun 2020
Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) welcomes the a new report on multidisciplinary working by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC). The report outlines why multi-professional working is well placed to become the standard model for the way care is delivered as services recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It also sets out how productivity and job-satisfaction increase when traditional silos and working practises are broken down as well as how multidisciplinary working can be beneficial for patient care.
Dr Jane Dickson, Vice President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), said:
“We welcome the publication of the new report on multi-professional team-working by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC). We do agree that team working should be the new standard model during and beyond the pandemic. An integrated health and social care system that is fit for purpose and can meet the demands of an ageing population with complex care needs will have to adapt to new ways of working in multidisciplinary teams.
"The Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Specialty has been a trailblazer in this area for years, introducing many of the changes that new models of delivering care are now championing such as multidisciplinary working and patient-centred care. From our members own experience in designing multidisciplinary teams, we have learned that having the right skill mix, empowering all staff to develop and fostering a sense of ownership through close team working has been crucial. This results in staff feeling more valued, which reflects in the quality of care provided.
“I am pleased to have personally contributed with this report, and hope colleagues across professions will feel inspired to develop their own multidisciplinary teams”.
Read this blog from Physician Associate, Aimee Ehrenzeller, who is featured in the report, talking about the role of PAs in the multi-professional team.
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Notes to editors:
- “Developing professional identity in multi-professional teams” by the AoMRC can be found here
- The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care. It works with its 15,000 members, to shape sexual reproductive health for all. It produces evidence-based clinical guidance, standards, training, qualifications and research into SRH. It also delivers conferences and publishes the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health in partnership with the BMJ.