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Speech and Language Therapy - information for health professionals

Adult Community Team:
Team Leader – Sarah Minshall
Vickers Main Hall
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield S5 7AU
Informal enquiries can be made to Admin Support on 0114 3052565.

Adults Requiring a Domiciliary or Care Home SLT Service

A city wide service to adults 18+ requiring input in their own homes, including residential and nursing homes. We provide SLT assessment and intervention for people with swallowing and/or communication disorders. Clients will often have multi pathology, including dementia. The majority of our clients are over 65 years of age. Intervention includes input aimed to help carers support the client.

Whilst the team is uni-disciplinary it does link with other services particularly GPs, district nurses, community matrons, the Integrated Care Therapy Team, community dieticians and SLTs in other teams.

We aim to see urgent referrals within 2 weeks and routine referrals within 4 weeks.

Please note that there are other SLT services within Sheffield Community and take a moment to read the following information to ensure that you direct your referral to the correct service in the first instance:

Criteria: Service to refer to: Please contact:
Stroke within the last 12 weeks Community Stroke Service (CSS) SPA Tel: 0114 226 6566
Learning disability and previously known to CLDT Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT)

Tel: 0114 226 1562

Fax:0114 305 0933

Primary Neurological diagnosis (except dementia and stroke) and under a neurologist e.g. MS, MND, PSP, Huntingtons disease Neurological Enablement Service (NES) Referral Point Unit ( RPU)
Tel: 0114 271 1237

 

Referrals can be made by any health or social care professional or by the client/carer directly. SLT referrals should be made using the Adult Referral Form and e-mailed to: sth.sltreferrals@nhs.net. Please call the office about encryption if you do not have a secure email address. This referral form is also available to GPs on the online Press Portal.

Alternatively, if you are a healthcare professional with access to ICE referrals you can refer to SLT using this method.In addition if you are a healthcare professional using SystmOne you can refer using an e-referral - User guide for making an SLT e-Referral. But please note that you will need to fill in the referral form available on systmOne as part of the process.

Referrals are also accepted via post but may take longer to process:

Speech and Language Therapy Adult Community Team
Vickers Main Hall
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield S5 7AU
Informal enquiries can be made to Admin Support on 0114 3052565. 

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