Speech and language therapy

This service provides assessment and intervention to support people with communication, swallowing or feeding problems as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment may include:

  • Assessment of swallowing/feeding skills
  • Assessment of speech, language and voice
  • Joint working with other professionals, such as allied health professionals, nurses and school staff
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • Advice to patients, carers and staff regarding safe swallowing
  • Advice to patients, carers and staff for optimising and supporting communication
  • Therapy programmes for those with swallowing or communication difficulties
  • Referrals to other specialist services, e.g. neuro rehabilitation
  • Ongoing review of communication or swallowing.

A service is provided to both inpatients and outpatients up to the age of 24 years. Referrals are accepted from staff and patients/carers, and can be made by calling 020 8661 3038.