Dysphagia:Written question - 158716

Asked by Nick Smith
(Blaenau Gwent)
Asked on: 28 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
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.
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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