Date and venue 

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Improving quality in speech and language therapy: Everyone’s business

Conference themes

This year’s event explored Improving quality in speech and language therapy: Everyone’s business and will showcase the latest in research and service delivery innovations.
This two-day event featured oral and poster presentations, workshops, parallel and plenary sessions and keynote speakers with topics covering a wide range of adult and child specialisms. The popular `brag and steal’ presentations were back, highlighting how research evidence is being applied in clinical practice.

Conference themes

  • New evidence for quality clinical practice
  • Approaches to improvement: Quality Improvement, Improvement Science and Implementation Science
  • Co-production of clinical services and research
  • Collaboration, integrated service delivery and the value-added of speech and language therapy
  • Leadership across the profession at all levels (clinical leadership, academic/clinical academic leadership, and management)
  • Extended scope and advanced clinical practice: Responding to developments in the healthcare landscape 

Conference programme and keynotes

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The RCSLT Conference speakers

Professor Annette Boaz, Professor in Health Care Research, Kingston University and St George's University of London
Panel session: 
  • Dr Joanne Fillingham,  Clinical Director Allied Health Professions (AHPs) NHS England and NHS Improvement  
  • Dr John Boulton, Interim Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, 1000 Lives 
  • Pauline Beirne, National Lead AHP CYP, Scottish Government
  • Hugh McCaughey, National Director of Improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor Marion Walker MBE, Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, Emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator, University of Nottingham
Mrunal Sisodia, Co-chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums
Sarah Thomas, National Representative, National Network of Parent Carer Forum