Multidisciplinary Framework

DHBs receive funding to support a range of cancer control strategy initiatives, including the formation of multidisciplinary cancer teams. The purpose of a multidisciplinary team is to facilitate best practice for the treatment and care of patients. The multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) are a formal mechanism to determine the most beneficial treatment plan, engaging professionals with expertise in the diagnosis and management of all patients with cancer.

CCN has formed a MDM Advisory Group to advice on and support the implementation of the MDM framework that has been developed by CCN.

Meeting Dates for 2010

  • yet to be established

Recent Minutes



Rodger McLeod Funding and Planning         MidCentral DHB
Sue Lawrence       RCTS MidCentral DHB
Sue Edgecombe RCTS MidCentral DHB
Penny Pere Cancer Service Manager Hawkes Bay DHB
Marjan Vanwaardenberg Long Term Conditions
Policy and Strategy
Ministry of Health
Astrid Koornneef Operation Manager Capital and Coast DHB
Kevin Simpson    Funding and Planning Whanganui DHB