Importance of leadership in speech and language therapy services

We need to support and develop speech and language therapists as leaders with the skills and experience to take on the challenges we face in our organisations, local communities and systems.

It is essential to recognise the benefits and impact of leadership capabilities and capacity to deliver safe, effective, sustainable care with a core focus on continuous improvement for population health, workforce retention and wellbeing, and value for money. The importance of leadership in speech and language therapy services is outlined in the RCSLT’s 2018 position statement.

The following literature searches provide information relating specifically to Allied Health Professions (AHP) leadership in the UK and a broader leadership evidence base to support the themes featured in our leadership page.

  • Literature review of national and UK region allied health professionals leadership (February 2020) – Download PDF
  • RCSLT supporting literature and leadership evidence base – Download PDF

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