Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapy

In December 2014, the CfWI published Securing the future workforce supply: Speech and language therapy stocktake, which was jointly commissioned by Health Education England and the Department of Health

This speech and language therapy (SLT) stocktake seeks to analyse, where possible, the whole SLT workforce, including the considerable proportion working outside the NHS. The review also considers inter-professional working between SLTs and other clinicians who jointly deliver care. The CfWI was specifically asked to:

  • identify the key drivers of demand and supply for the SLT workforce
  • review the available evidence on service delivery, workforce workload and capacity
  • estimate the level of training commissions that would be needed to ensure workforce supply is broadly in balance with expected demand in 2025.

You can read the full report here.