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This policy aims to ensure that all adult patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia receive appropriate care. It provides guidance on responsibilities of staff in relation to the care of adult patients with oro-pharyngeal dysphagia
Valid To: 16/03/2018
Publication Type: Policies
The purpose of this policy is to assist the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team in diagnosing, treating and managing this diagnostic group.It addresses the Specialist SLT's management practice for those patients with head and neck cancer. This includes the specific role of the Highly Specialist ASLT within the MDT and the role of the Specialist SLT under instruction or guidance from the Highly Specialist SLT as appropriate. This policy also offers guidance for the Community SLT when patient referral for Community Rehabilitation is appropriate.
Valid To: 16/03/2018
Publication Type: Policies