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 Awards are open and nominations for the Giving Voice Awards are closed.

RCSLT Honours Awards 2022

Nominations for the 2022 awards are now open!

Nominations for all awards close on Monday 20 June 2022.

Our national awards ceremony is one of the most prestigious events in the RCSLT calendar. Since 1945 these awards have recognised leaders at all levels within and outside the profession who have made outstanding contributions to service users and the profession itself.

Download the Honours Roll Call 1945-2021 (PDF).

The RCSLT Honours awards ceremony 2022 will take place in early September 2022.

To nominate someone for a Fellowship or Honorary Fellowship, you must be a certified RCSLT member.

The awards consist of two categories:

  • Fellowships
  • Honorary Fellowships

RCSLT Fellowship Awards 2022

The Fellowship Awards recognise speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy assistants who are members of the RCSLT and have demonstrated the impact of their work for service users and/or the profession, beyond what would be expected from their core role and job purpose. The impact of their work might be at a local, national or international level or a combination of these. The impact 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
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Community impact
  • Influencing and/or policy impact
  • Promotion of the profession
  • Excellence in practice education

Nominations are expected to provide evidence of impact and outcomes over and above what would normally be expected in their role.

To nominate a member for a Fellowship please complete the form (Word).

RCSLT Honorary Fellowships Awards 2022

The RCSLT Honorary Fellowship Awards acknowledge and honour non-members of the RCSLT who have demonstrated outstanding contribution to service users and the profession. This may include non-speech and language therapists and speech and language therapists from overseas.

Areas of contribution could include but are not exclusive to:

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

Nominations are expected to provide evidence of impact and outcomes over and above what would normally be expected in their role.

To nominate for an Honorary Fellowship please complete the form (Word).

Further information

The RCSLT will only process personal data collected on this form for the purpose of running and administering the event. For more information please refer to our privacy policy.

If you have any questions, please email Jo Offen at jo.offen@rcslt.org or call 020 7378 3007.

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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