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Speech and Language Disorders: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that his Department's response to the consultation on health education will include analysis of the child population and how demand for services relating to childrens' speech, language and communication needs will be provided.

Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that his Department's response to the consultation on Health Education will consider the workforce implications of the increasing incidence of dysphagia and the risks that poses to patients if it is not properly managed.

Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that his response to his recent consultation on health education supports the workforce delivering public health, prevention and rehabilitation in relation to patients' speech, language and communication needs.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Health Education England (HEE) published ‘Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’ in December 2017. The consultation is now closed and HEE is working with its partners across health and social care to develop a final strategy, which it will publish later this year. HEE’s workforce strategy will ensure that there are enough staff, with the right skills and experience to deliver high quality health and care services over the long term.

This will include how HEE will ensure there are a sufficient number of Allied Health Professionals (including speech and language therapists), nurses and doctors to meet demand for both adult and children's services.

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