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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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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.

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.

About Us

Contact Us

Referral Information

Adult Community Referral Form 

Adult Care Home Referral Form 

Useful Links

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Childrens Service

We support children wtih speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties in Derby City and the southern half of 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.

About Us

Children's Service Acceptance Criteria

Contact Us

Schools Referral Guidance

Referral Form 

What happens at the first appointment?

What happens after a visit?

General Advice to Support Speech and Language

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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