Introducing the new neonatal Operational Delivery Network speech and language therapists
The lack of appropriate allied health professional (AHP) expertise within neonatal care has been formally recognised in recent years. This article reviews the background to the new neonatal Operational Delivery Network AHP and psychology strategic roles and how they are working to support neonatal workforce transformation plans. We explore how an expert neonatal speech and language therapist (SLT) workforce will complement the existing medical and nursing teams’ expertise and review some of the challenges of current models of SLT provision.
North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network AHP Speech and Language Therapist
Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network Speech and Language Therapy Lead
West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network Speech and Language Therapy Lead
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