Received: 16 August 2020
Revised: 20 August 2020
Accepted: 4 September 2020
First Online: 29 September 2020
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: B.W.L. and T.S. received funding for training multidisciplinary teams in assessment and quality improvement methods in the United Kingdom. T.S. serves as a consultant to F.H.-L.R. Diagnostics providing advisory research services in relation to innovations for multidisciplinary teams and their meetings. N.S. is the Director of London Safety & Training Solutions Ltd, which provides patient safety and quality improvement training and advisory services on a consultancy basis to hospitals and training programs in the UK and internationally. J.S.A.G. is the Director of Green Cross Medical Ltd that developed MDT FIT for use by National Health Service Cancer Teams in the UK. The other authors have no conflicts of interest to report.
: N.S. is funded by the NIHR via the ‘Applied Research Collaboration: South London’ at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. N.S. is also a member of King’s Improvement Science, which offers co-funding to the NIHR ARC South London and comprises a specialist team of improvement scientists and senior researchers based at King’s College London. Its work is funded by King’s Health Partners (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust), Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, and the Maudsley Charity. The funding agreement ensured the authors’ independence in designing the study, interpreting the data, writing, and publishing the report. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care.
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