1 April 2019

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have extended the consultation on the Interprofessional Dysphagia Framework (IDF).


The new deadline to respond to this consultation is Sunday 26 May.

Key information

The IDF is an assessable competency framework, which sets out the knowledge and skills required by healthcare professionals and staff working in dysphagia management in different professional settings across the UK first published in 2006.

With funding from Health Education England and Public Health Northern Ireland, a group of expert speech and language therapists have updated the IDF in line with feedback collated over the years from professionals involved in dysphagia management. 

How to submit feedback

To submit feedback:

  1. Download and read the information sheet
  2. Download and read the draft update of the IDF
  3. Consider the consultation questions
  4. Submit your feedback and answers to the questions via SurveyMonkey