Non-technical skills and the future of teamwork in healthcare settings

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Safe and effective delivery of care relies very heavily on team working. In this paper by Nick Sevdalis, he asks why effective team working is so challenging to achieve within hospitals.

Nick provides a brief overview of team working, team skills and team training within healthcare; the barriers to effective team training within healthcare organisations; and some directions for the future.

This paper would be useful for all healthcare professionals leading or working within teams.

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