Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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speech and language therapist; AHP; GIRFT improvements
Key points
  1. SLTs are core members of the neonatal team.
  2. SLTs work collaboratively within the neonatal team to support early infant feeding and communication skills.
  3. SLTs are contributing to current workforce developments in neonatal care.

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