February 27


02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

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Chaired by:

Judith Broll, Clinical Manager and Speech and Language Therapist, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Confirmed speakers:

  • Lesley Carter, Clinical Lead for Malnutrition Task Force, Age UK
  • Michelle Humphrey, Clinical Lead and Speech and Language Therapist, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


Our first roundtable will be an opportunity for experts and stakeholders to highlight key pressure points in dysphagia management and how this is impacting health outcomes and the wider health and care sector.

Key discussion points:

  • Why addressing eating drinking and swallowing conditions is essential for the future of the health and care system
  • The burden of inaction on dysphagia to the NHS and wider sector – also linked to hydration management and the cost burden of pneumonia
  • How can integrated care lead to better pathways with regard to nutrition, hydration and managing malnutrition, with a specific focus on the impact for people with dysphagia
  • How ICSs must grapple with workforce challenges and significant regional variation in specialist numbers
  • How to make speech and language therapy (SLT) more attractive to new recruits as well as utilising non-registered workforce with cross-professional representation, a “whole person approach” to care



This roundtable series will culminate in a succinct white paper, outlining the key findings and recommendations. Roundtable attendees will be given advanced sight of this report before it is published and distributed to PPP’s network of senior policymakers and health and care stakeholders.

To see previous examples of PPP white papers and view the wider policy portfolio, please visit our policy library.

About the Clinical Safety Series:

ICJ combines national policy insight and clinically driven reform to offer a unique perspective on health and care reform. As part of the Public Policy Projects (PPP) wider publication portfolio,ICJ is able to convene national policymakers as well as clinicians, health workers and senior system leaders from across the health and care sector to enhance clinical safety.

This two-part roundtable series is sponsored by Nestle Health Sciences. PPP retains editorial control of content and speaker acquisition.

  • 27 Feb, 2023 14:00 - 15:30 BST
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