Speech and Language Disorders: Children:Written question - 158715

Asked by Nick Smith
(Blaenau Gwent)
Asked on: 28 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Speech and Language Disorders: Children
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.
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 04 July 2018

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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