To mark the RCSLT’s 75th anniversary year, a group of members recently met with our patron, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO, to talk about the amazing work of speech and language therapists and the impact they have on the lives of those they help.

The conversation, which was held virtually via Zoom, covered a wide range of topics, including members’ work with COVID-19 patients, telehealth, diversity within the profession and the importance of good leadership.

The meeting was attended by RCSLT chair Dr Della Money, CEO Kamini Gadhok, trustee Pauline Downie, and members Sarah Wallace, Catherine Stewart, Kara Beattie, James Smithson, Charlotte Thompson, Angela Whiteley, Heeral Davda, Rachel Radford, Rafiah Badat and Rebekah Davies.

During the meeting, Her Royal Highness expressed her pride in RCSLT members, saying:

“Speech and language therapists are a particular breed – very caring and very empathetic – so I’m not surprised at all that they’ve stepped up and have had to perform all sorts of different roles.”

Watch the full discussion.