When I was diagnosed the local MDT was weekly on a Friday afternoon. The Macmillan nurse had the job of ringing round patients to say what they said. It then took another 2 weeks before I had a wrap up consultation to agree the way ahead. That meeting was as long as I wanted it to last.
They also referred people to a regional MDT which was done by video and less frequent and included the regional surgery centre for PCa (Preston). Perhaps the urologist appointment was timed to meet the MDT as it seemed later than I wanted.
I can't read your profile so if you're waiting for surgery the following might be relevant. My process was as below. The surgeon initially said the op would be after Xmas, but I was told he changed his mind when I said I wanted it before Xmas and he found he could fit me in as not many wanted ops just before Xmas:
- Local MDT 10th Nov.
- Consultant Meeting 25th Nov, Regional MDT Friday 26th Nov.
- Surgeon Meeting 6th Dec,
- Pre-Op Assess 9th Dec, Operation 16th Dec. Out of Hospital 18th Dec 2016.
Also I found the fixed agenda and purpose of the MDT on the internet, if you wanted to do a search.
Edited by member 29 May 2018 at 23:07
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