Call to reinstate speech and language therapy service

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Rare Dementia Support, and Dyscover have called on the Government and NHS England to reinstate the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)’s speech and language therapy (SLT) service, which closed in 2023.  

In their letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Victoria Atkins MP, they said: 

“As organisations representing people with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and the professionals who work with, and support, them and their families, we are very concerned about the loss of the only national specialist speech and language therapy service in England and Wales.  

Given the rarity of these language-led dementias, we are particularly concerned about the significant risks people with them face if the only speech and language therapy service dedicated to supporting them is not restored as soon as possible.”  

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