Tuesday, 24 April 2018

EVENT: Partnership Working for Excellence in Dysphagia Care

The University of Central Lancashire will be the venue as the Advancing Dysphagia Practice team hosts its latest high-profile conference.

Entitled 'Partnership Working for Excellence in Dysphagia Care', the event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday/Thursday 28/29th June.
  • Do you want to learn about effective partnership working in dysphagia?
  • Do you want to learn from our highly specialist speakers who are recognised experts in their field?
  • Do you want to network with professionals from a range of disciplines across UK?
This annual conference brings together a range of healthcare professionals working in the field of eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties with any clinical population.

These include (but are not limited to): Speech and language therapists, psychologists, pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, specialist nurses, learning disabilities specialists, neurologists, radiographers.

Please click here to find out how to book your place on the event.

Please help us promote the conference by downloading and sharing this document with your own networks.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Advancing Dysphagia Practice: Survey updates

Thanks to everyone who completed our 'Safe Drinking' survey of SLT practice.

We had over 200 responses from across UK and have started the data analysis so that we can share the findings as soon as possible.

The survey of patient experience after treatments for head and neck cancer already has over 100 responses world-wide.

This survey will close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 28th February - please keep spreading the word and invite patients to access full details HERE and the survey link HERE.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Survey about the experience of mouth symptoms after treatment for head and neck cancer

Please can you help us by sending this link to anyone you know over the age of 18 who has had treatment for head and neck cancer, whether or not they currently have any symptoms of dry mouth.

We want to find out about peoples' experience of mouth symptoms, including 'dry mouth’ after having treatment for head and neck cancer.

This will help us develop better information resources and services to help people who have treatment this in the future.

This survey is completely anonymous but it will be useful for us to be able to show which countries have responded, as well as some simple information about the types of treatment people have received.

The survey will take a maximum of 20 minutes to complete and ethical approval has been granted by UCLan to proceed with this study.

Please click here to access the survey and here to download the full participant information sheet.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Safe Swallow Survey now open

Are you a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) working with dysphagia?

This survey aims to explore current practices by SLTs in supporting people who have unsafe drinking.

It has 10 questions and will take 10-20 minutes to complete.

Please share this link and the full participant information sheet with your colleagues who work in dysphagia with any clinical population.

This survey will inform future work to improve practice and form a baseline to help measure improvements to SLTs use, confidence and knowledge of the evidence in using various drinking compensatory techniques with people who have dysphagia while drinking.

The survey is anonymous, but it would be useful to know the main area you work in and your number of years of experience.

Please email Angela Crocker for more information.

(Ethical approval has been approved by UCLan to proceed with this study).