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Speech and Language Therapy

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About us

Our speech and language therapy service is provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.  We cover Derby City and Derbyshire County for Adults.  We cover Derby City and the southern half of Derbyshire County for Children.

Our therapists, practitioners, assistants and admin support workers work together to deliver high quality services for adults and children who have:

  • Speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)

Everything you need to know about the Speech and Language Therapy Service: Read more

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  Communication Access UK is an initiative developed in partnership by charities and organisations that share a vision to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties. Together, we’ve developed the Communication Access Symbol, a new disability access symbol underpinned by a completely free training package and standards.  We hope that these will help you, or your businesses / organisation to better support people with communication difficulties. To find out more, click here: https://communication-access.co.uk/about/

 

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Public Patient Involvement

Tell us what you think!

If you have anything you would like to tell us about our service, please let us know.

You can write, email or phone us. Please see the General Contact Info box for details.

You can also leave feedback for this service via out Patient Experience form.

Get Involved!

You can also take part in our Service Users' Panel.  We will email you for your views about any planned service changes or new patient information leaflets.  Please email DCHST.sltheadoffice@nhs.net if you want to take part.

 

 

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Adults Service

We support adults with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties in Derby City and Derbyshire.  Please see links below for more details.

Many patients have found video consultations more convenient during Covid. Where video consultation works well, and patients are happy with it, we will continue to use this where we can. This will depend on the clinical needs we are working on.

The NHS is trying to be more responsive to patients.  To help us meet patients’ needs at the right time, we are offering more patient initiated follow ups. This means patients / carers can contact us when they need the next steps, rather than us trying to predict when this might be. This will help us to give help when it is most needed. We will of course still offer planned follow ups where this is clinically necessary.

We hope you find the information on our website useful. Our contact details are under the ‘Contact Us’ section.

About Us

Contact Us

Community Services - Visiting patients at home leaflet

Referral Information

Adult Community Referral Form 

Adult Care Home Referral Form 

Useful Links

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Childrens Service

We support children with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties in Derby City and the southern half of Derbyshire.  Please see links below for more details.

Many patients have found video consultations more convenient during Covid. Where video consultation works well, and patients are happy with it, we will continue to use this where we can. This will depend on the clinical needs we are working on.

The NHS is trying to be more responsive to patients.  To help us meet patients’ needs at the right time, we are offering more patient initiated follow ups. This means patients / carers can contact us when they need the next steps, rather than us trying to predict when this might be. This will help us to give help when it is most needed. We will of course still offer planned follow ups where this is clinically necessary.

We hope you find the information on our website useful. Our contact details are under the ‘Contact Us’ section.

About Us

Children's Service Acceptance Criteria

Contact Us

Schools Referral Guidance

Eating and Drinking Before You Refer Sheet

Referral Form 

What happens at the first appointment?

What happens after a visit?

General Advice to Support Speech and Language

DCC Selective Mutism in Derbyshire: info sheet, pathway and guide

Useful Links

Autism assessments:
Neuro-developmental pathway details

 

 

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General Contact Info

To speak to us about anything else please contact us at:

SLT Head Office

Babington Hospital
Derby Road
Belper
DE56 1WH

Phone: 01773 525079

E-mail: dchst.sltheadoffice@nhs.net

 

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Careers Information

Find out more information about Speech and Language careers.

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Volunteering

Are you interested in voluntary work with people with communication disabilities?

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