In a rugby stronghold like Castres, we know that success depends above all on collective strength. Traditionally, care in urban medicine was a solitary exercise. However, with the ageing of the population, the development of polypathologies, the increasing number of patients to be followed by each professional and the complexity of the cases, the system is becoming overwhelmed. It is increasingly difficult for single health-care professionals to effectively manage all the patients who call on them and who need increasingly complex and specialised care.
To be effective, treatment must now be collective, involving various health professionals: GPs, specialists, physiotherapists, nurses, speech therapists and dieticians. In this interdisciplinary approach, everyone has a role to play in the different stages of the treatment process: from initial treatment to secondary prevention.