23 October 2019

The Queen laid out the Government’s legislative programme for the new parliamentary session on Monday 14 October. She announced a number of things of potential interest to the speech and language therapy profession, including three Bills:

  • Health Service Safety Investigations Bill
  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill
  • Serious Violence Bill

Other reforms announced which may be relevant to speech and language therapy include:

  • Implementing the NHS Long-Term Plan
  • Adult social care reform
  • Mental health reforms

Going forward, the RCSLT Policy and Public Affairs Team will keep a watching brief on these areas and seek to influence them where appropriate.

Read the RCSLT summary of the Queen’s Speech here.

Read the speech in full, as well as the Government’s more detailed background briefing, here.