Better Communication - Shaping speech, language and communication services in the light of outcomes from the Bercow Review
To mark the national year of communication, the Communication Champion and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) are hosting three autumn conferences for NHS and local authority commissioners, together with their local speech and language therapy service provider or providers.
These conferences aim to draw together learning from the three-year period of action following the Bercow Review, which set out to improve the situation for children and families - the pathfinder programme to develop new speech, language and communication needs-specific commissioning tools; a major research programme to enhance the evidence base and inform delivery of better outcomes for children; a workforce development strand; and the national year of communication itself. The conferences will provide commissioners and service managers with the information they need to ensure high-quality, cost-effective services for the future.
The conferences will take place on:
• Tuesday 20th September 2011 at Aspire, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2JP
• Tuesday 11th October 2011 at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG
• Thursday 24th November 2011 at the University of Warwick, Rootes Social Building, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7A