Mouth Care Matters talks to Speech and Language Therapists

Jessica Mann on behalf of Mouth Care Matters delivered a talk at the Royal College of Speech and Language. The talk took place in London on the 9th December 2016 at the Palliative and Supportive Care Study Day. The aim of the day focused on managing patients with dysphagia in palliative care.

Jessica Mann talks to Speech and Language TherapistsThe majority of the speech and language therapists attending work within palliative care settings. This is either within acute hospitals, hospices or in the community. They treat a huge range of patients such as those with dementia, head and neck oncology patients or those with neurodisabilities.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists invited Mouth Care Matters to give a talk. As they wanted to know more about how to support and provide good mouth care.  Many Speech and Language Therapists felt it is being missed from their patient’s care and therefore may be negatively affecting their health.

The successful and interactive talk engaged with an interested group of clinicians. Feedback from the talk was excellent. One attendee tweeted “Great day at the Palliative & Supportive Care study day . Particularly hearing about . Good m/c can make such a difference!”