10 January 2022

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) has appointed ex-NHS Forth Valley Glenn Carter as head of its Scotland office.

Glenn CarterWith over 23 years’ experience working in the public sector as a speech and language therapist, Glenn’s primary objectives will be to work with RCSLT members to prioritise improving outcomes for people of all ages in Scotland who have communication difficulties or need support to eat, drink and swallow safely. This has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic where demand for speech and language therapy has become even more prevalent due to a variety of lockdown measures.

Commenting on his new role, Glenn said:

“It’s an honour to be appointed to this position and I can’t wait to get started. I’m passionate about speech and language therapy and our role in improving wellbeing, future life chances and addressing inequalities for the most vulnerable people in our society.”

RCSLT chief executive Kamini Gadhok MBE added:

“I’m delighted that Glenn will be joining the team as head of RCSLT Scotland. His track record of improving children’s services in Scotland, together with his solid reputation for being innovative and providing leadership will be hugely valuable in his new role.”

Glenn previously held the position of professional advisor for speech and language therapy across Adult Learning Disability, Adult services and Children’s services at NHS Forth Valley where more recently he was the speech and language therapy coordinator. Within 18 months of taking up the role as coordinator, the service received the top clinical team award in NHS Forth Valley.