March 20 - 02:00 pm


January 5 - 03:30 pm

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Chaired by:

Michelle Humphrey, Clinical Lead and Speech and Language Therapist, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Confirmed speakers:

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

With session 1 highlighting the scope of the challenge and the need for major reform, session 2 will delve into specific points around enhancing the management of eating, drinking and swallowing disorders in specific care settings. Crucially, this session will also provide the opportunity for experts to suggest where and how the clinical and care workforce needs to be supported to make these reforms possible.

Key discussion points:

  • Ensuring that all care home residents receive optimal nutrition and hydration despite physical, memory-related, or behavioural problems – what does best practice look like?
  • Highlighting the disconnect between GPs and care homes on nutrition
  • Ensuring medicine administration safety for older adults
  • Integrating dysphagia into patient pathways as developed by a multidisciplinary clinical team including speech and language therapists, dieticians, nurses and pharmacists
  • What makes a care home or hospital ‘outstanding’ on nutrition, hydration and dysphagia management?
  • Enhancing education and workforce development to accommodate a greater focus upon hydration and nutrition as well as dysphagia and its nutritional implications
  • Assessing hydration practice across health and social care settings, ensuring that nutritional supplements are available to patients moving across these settings


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.

  • 20 Mar, 2023 14:00 - 15:30 BST
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