Action Plan

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists (SLT), SLT students and support workers working in the UK. We have over 17,000 members. We promote excellence in practice and influence health, education, employment, social care and justice policies.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

The RCSLT will continue to a programme of work on dysphagia and swallowing in dementia and other conditions.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will continue to support the adoption of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative framework throughout the UK and continue our membership of the expert group supporting its rollout.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

The RCSLT member resources for dementia care will be updated.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

The clinical webpages will be updated and reviewed to ensure that both information and evidence pertaining to care to people with dementia by SLTs is up to date.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 3 - Relating to: Advocacy

The RCSLT will continue to engage with parliamentarians that have expressed an interest in dementia through up-to-date literature and meetings. The RCSLT will also continue its engagement with the government to raise awareness of the role of speech and language therapists in dementia care.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

We will undertake a comprehensive review of our literature including our factsheet on dementia care. We will also be responding to the governments green paper on adult social care.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.