Celebrate the achievements of the profession

Since 1945 the RCSLT’s prestigious Honours awards have recognised leaders at all levels within and outside the profession who have made outstanding contributions for the benefit of service users and the profession itself.

The Giving Voice Awards celebrate the impactful activities and achievements of Giving Voice campaigners and others who have contributed to improving the lives of people with communication and/or swallowing needs.

Nominations for the RCSLT Honours Ceremony and Giving Voice Awards are now closed.

The ceremony will be held virtually in December 2021.

RCSLT Honours Awards 2021

The RCSLT Honours awards consist of three categories:

  • Fellowships
  • Honorary Fellowships
  • Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation

RCSLT Fellowship Awards 2021

The RCSLT Fellowship Awards recognise speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy assistants who are members of the RCSLT and have made an outstanding contribution that benefits service users and/or the profession. The impact of their work might be at a local, national or international level and may be felt within the profession and/or across other professions or sectors. Any RCSLT member, no matter where they are employed or their level of seniority, can be awarded a Fellowship.

Areas of contribution could include but are not exclusive to:

  • Clinical practice
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Community impact
  • Influencing and/or policy impact
  • Promotion of the profession
  • Excellence in practice education

RCSLT Honorary Fellowship Awards 2021

The RCSLT Honorary Fellowship Awards acknowledge and honour non-members of the RCSLT who have made an outstanding contribution that benefits service users and the profession. They may be awarded to non-speech and language therapists and to speech and language therapists from overseas.

Areas of contribution could include but are not exclusive to:

  • Clinical practice
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Community impact
  • Influencing and/or policy impact
  • Promotion of the profession
  • Excellence in practice education

Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation

Each year, the RCSLT presents two £1,000 Sternberg Awards for Clinical Innovation.

The Awards are for innovative work that is new to a location and of demonstrable benefit to the service, the clients and the profession. The work should have been in existence for at least six months and started within the previous two years.

Nominations are now closed.

Giving Voice Awards

The Giving Voice Awards highlight how speech and language therapy transforms lives. They celebrate the innovative activity and achievements of Giving Voice campaigners and others who have contributed to improving the lives of people with communication and swallowing needs.

Areas of contribution could include but are not exclusive to:

  • Raising awareness about how speech and language therapists support people’s communication and/or swallowing needs – to the wider public/politicians and/or the media.
  • Enhancing the work of speech and language therapists and/or supporting people with speech, language, communication and swallowing needs in a noteworthy way, for example, fundraising, developing new services or providing new speech and language therapy initiatives to the benefit of others.
  • Sharing their story of how speech and language therapy has transformed their life to inspire others.
  • Going above and beyond in what they do for their team and service users.
  • Finding innovative solutions to meeting the needs of an individual patient or population.
  • Changing someone’s life by applying their skills.
  • Demonstrating resilience and tenacity in advocating for people’s rights for a better life.

Nominations are now closed.

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