The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)

This programme is designed to support individuals working in a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in a Primary Care Network reveal what it takes to build a cohesive team whilst working on a real time service change project.

Delivered by the NHS South West Leadership Academy and Enono

To find out more about this programme, please review the supporting FAQ document found here.

Programme Outline

Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is powerful and so rare – Patrick Encioni.

This programme helps individuals working in a MDT in a primary care network reveal what it takes to build a cohesive team whilst working on a real time service change project. Supported by the Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile, the programme helps individuals understand their own DiSC® styles, gain a deep understanding of modern-day MDT dynamics and success. The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork! To gain this advantage, teams must:



The Five Behaviours brings a human approach to team development by addressing the full spectrum of essential cohesive team behaviours. The result is a unique and impactful team development solution that empowers team members to turn insights into action and ensure tangible, lasting change.

Benefits of the Programme

The Five Behaviours Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive, productive and high performing team, so they can:

  • Make better, faster decisions
  • Tap into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoid wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in
  • Create a project success advantage

Target audience – please refer to the FAQ Document for more information

The programme is designed for either established MDTs or individuals that would like to form a MDT to work on a service change project. Each MDT should consist of between 4 to 10 team members. The MDT should be working in a primary care network in the South West region.

Structure and Content of the Programme

The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Multi-disciplinary Team Programme consisting of 5 half days of virtual learning and development. In addition to the 5 half days facilitated sessions, MDTs are expected to schedule at least 4 sessions to work on their service change project throughout the year. There is a face to face 1-day celebratory event at the end of the programme for MDTs to present their service change projects, network, and have lunch together with key stakeholders!


To find out more about this programme, please review the supporting FAQ document found here.


Programme Facilitator

For the past 6 years Lisa Soultana has run a successful leadership and organisational development consultancy: Enono, meaning to “join-up” in Greek. Lisa has worked in the NHS for 20 years, 17 years supporting general practice/primary care. Lisa is passionate about supporting individuals, teams, organisations and their boards to be the best they can be. By enhancing individuals overall wellbeing, motivation, and job satisfaction whereby they look after their relationships and establish cohesive teams and create high performing boards with the ultimate goal of creating shared organisational success.

How to apply

To apply for this programme, please gather your MDT and select a Team Leader to complete the application form.

Applications will be close 3 weeks before the Cohort start date. A shortlisting process will take place and your Team Leader will be informed of the outcome.

By applying, you are agreeing to a cancellation charge of £150, you will be liable for this fee if you are successful in obtaining a place and then withdraw/ do not attend the programme without extenuating circumstances.

Click here to apply

Please note: Programme places are limited to 2/3 teams in each cohort of between 4 to 10 MDT members.

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