We support adults with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties in Derby City and Derbyshire. Please see links below for more details.
Covd19 - Restarting SLT Services
At the start of the Covid19 lockdown, NHS England directed all NHS services to prioritise patients. This meant that services could support the wider NHS Covid19 response and manage the most urgent needs with reduced staffing. In the SLT service, this means some patients will wait longer for an initial assessment or for ongoing support.
NHS England has now directed NHS services to begin planning how to restart services safely. We must do this very carefully. We cannot immediately start to deliver all SLT services in the same way as before.
- Covid19 is still present. Infection rates may rise again as social distancing measures reduce. We must keep patients and staff safe.
- Staffing numbers are still reduced (due to absence, shielding or redeployment). We must make sure that we can meet needs in a balanced way and not destabilise any other parts of the NHS.
- Social distancing may affect our ability to deliver SLT directly. We have been doing some sessions by video and telephone. Where this works well, we will keep doing it.
We hope you find the information on our website useful. Our contact details are under the ‘Contact Us’ section.
Adult Community Referral Form
Adult Care Home Referral Form