The RCSLT's work in stroke care

On 10 May 2016, the RCSLT invited speech and language therapy stroke leads from 50 services across England to the RCSLT stroke study day to discuss how their service records data in SSNAP and to discuss the draft fifth edition of the stroke clinical guidelines.  The stroke study day was supported by Sue Pownall and Rosemary Cunningham, the RCSLT representatives for the Royal College of Physicians.

All the presentations from the day are available on the stroke study day page. 

You can also read the stroke study day Bulletin article about the lively debate that we had.


RCSLT stroke study day 2018


The RCSLT is delighted to announce that the RCSLT Stroke Study day “Continuing Improvement in Stroke Care – The way forward” will be held on Friday 27th April 2018 at RCSLT London. 

Aims and objectives

By attending this event, delegates will:

  • Find out how SLTs should record data for the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP)
  • Learn how to interpret SSNAP data.
  • Understand how to improve SSNAP scores.
  • Be able to apply SSNAP data work for Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) and use it to grow services.
  • Have the chance to discuss the latest guidance in stroke and the impact on SLT services.

Thank you to everyone who has registered their interest in attending the event; please note that the deadline has now closed. 

Supporting guidelines and resources


RCSLT's stroke campaign calls


During the RCSLT stroke campaign we called for:

  • one in 10: in an acute ward there must be one speech and language therapist for every 10 people who have had a stroke
  • a communication lifeline: every stroke survivor must have prompt referral to speech and language therapy to allow rapid development of methods of communication in the immediate days following their stroke
  • community service: every community stroke team must have at least one speech and language therapist

Please contact Claire Moser for more information. 


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