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Developments in allied health professionals’ role in UK neonatal units: a speech and language therapy perspective

Murphy, R., Harding, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-5192-2027, Aloysius, A., Sweeting, M. and Crossley, S-L. (2021). Developments in allied health professionals’ role in UK neonatal units: a speech and language therapy perspective. Infant, 17(4), pp. 157-161.

Abstract

The recent Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) survey (2019) has highlighted the significant lack of allied health professional (AHP) provision in neonatal care in the UK. Speech and language therapists (SLT) are part of the AHP workforce currently under-represented in neonatal care. This article summarises how SLTs are addressing the feeding and early communication service requirements and SLT skills needed to support newborn infants and families, and contributing to the wider multidisciplinary neonatal care team.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been published in Infant.
Publisher Keywords: speech and language therapist; AHP; neonatal team; GIRFT improvements
Subjects: P Language and Literature
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Language & Communication Science
Date available in CRO: 21 Oct 2021 10:09
Date deposited: 21 October 2021
Date of acceptance: 10 May 2021
Date of first online publication: 31 July 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26624
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