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Join the debate: it’s too late to bury your head in the sand

Man burying his head in the sand

Speech and Language Therapy is a tricky place to be at the moment. We’re trying to provide a quality service that satisfies our clients and commissioners—with fewer resources. On a personal level, each day at work brings difficult decisions: as the number of referrals increases and the size of the staff team decreases, something’s got to give. How do we provide a service that’s ‘good enough’? How do we reduce risk, and raise staff morale?

Come and debate these issues

We’re debating these issues and more at the Therapy Ideas Live Debate on 26 June. To get the evening started there’ll be presentations from three featured speakers:

  • Kate Malcomess is an independent consultant best known for developing the Care Aims Model. She facilitates change management programmes – just what we need!
  • Sally Shaw is the manager of Children’s Therapy Services in Hackney, she’ll share how the team there is coping with all the changes.
  • Kim Lewis is an SLT representative for Unite, whose campaigning focuses on maintaining quality.

After these presentations we’ll divide into small groups, discuss what we’ve heard and share our own ideas and challenges. Everyone will have a chance to contribute and be actively involved in planning how to move our teams forward.

Join in the conversation

It’s too late to bury our heads in the sand and hope things will return to the way they were. The golden age of choosing between multiple job offers, endless supplies of money for CPD and resources, and therapy that could continue indefinitely, is in the past. We need to take responsibility and step up to the challenge. Come and listen to our speakers, share ideas with your colleagues & start problem solving: so let’s get this conversation started!

Read all the details and buy your ticket!

Photograph by tropical.pete

Redesigning Service Delivery for a Changing World: Therapy Ideas Live Debate

We’ve now had four sold-out Therapy Ideas Live lightning talk events since July 2011. It’s been great getting to meet and share ideas with such a range of therapists. We’re building a bank of 5 minute videos covering a huge range of topics. Need a quick dose of inspiration? Check them out!

We’re changing the format for the next event, so therapists can discuss their ideas and share their experiences. I’m excited to announce the next Therapy Ideas Live event will be a debate – Redesigning Service Delivery for a Changing World: Taking Responsibility for the Future of Speech & Language Therapy.

The debate will feature Kate Malcomess, Sally Shaw, and Kim Lewis, and is taking place as part of the RCSLT’s Giving Voice Campaign. It’s on 26 June 2012, at The Mermaid Conference Centre, London, 6.00 – 9.30 pm.

Changing Landscape

New commissioning regimes, reduced budgets, and growing caseloads: like it or not, Speech and Language Therapy is changing, and there’s no going back. Let’s tackle this challenge together, by learning from each other, listening to contrasting expert perspectives, and taking an active role in redesigning service delivery for the future of our profession.

We’ll hear from three featured speakers, debate what we’ve heard, and discuss experiences and challenges in small groups. Come along, and meet other therapists who are trying to make positive changes.

Get Your Ticket Now

Tickets are £10 and limited so get yours now. Check out all the details and buy your ticket!