There are 43 integrated multidisciplinary teams (IMTs) in Birmingham, each incorporating district nurses, case management, domiciliary physiotherapy, occupational therapy and community rehabilitation.
a single point of access to ensure timely receipt of referrals and messages by the appropriate team;
care co-ordinators to ensure continuity and full patient support across the health and social care systems;
a single patient record with fully integrated care plan;
a single management centre for patient referrals;
four-hour response time for urgent referrals;
mult-agency care and discharge planning
health education and signposting to other agencies.
Who is it for?
The service is for patients over 17 years who are registered with a Birmingham GP practice. The IMTs aim to enhance existing care arrangements, reduce unscheduled hospital admissions and help patients manage their own conditions.
Who provides it?
IMTs are made up of district nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, case managers, healthcare assistants and support staff.
Note - the process for referring to community physiotherapy clinics remains unchanged.