Securing the future workforce supply: Speech and language therapy stocktake
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.