3.4.2 Timing for multidisciplinary team planning

The multidisciplinary team should meet to discuss newly diagnosed patients before definitive treatment so that a treatment plan can be recommended and there can be early preparation for the post-treatment phase. The level of discussion may vary, depending on the patient’s clinical and supportive care factors. The proposed treatment must be recorded in the patient’s medical record and should be recorded in an MDM database where one exists.

Results of all relevant tests and access to images should be available for the MDM. Information about the patient’s concerns, preferences and social and cultural circumstances should also be available.