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 now closed.

Nominations for the Giving Voice Awards are not yet open – check back soon for more information.

RCSLT Honours Awards 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.

The RCSLT Honours awards ceremony took place on 1 September 2022.

Download the Honours Roll Call 1945-2022 (PDF).

About the awards

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

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

Further information

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

Giving Voice Awards

Nominations for the Giving Voice Awards are not yet open – check back soon for more information.

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.
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