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The Collaboration's aims

The North East Speech and Language Therapy Research Collaboration is a partnership of clinicians in Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) and academics from Newcastle University whose purpose is to establish and implement a reciprocal framework between knowledge and practice in order to build research capacity in speech and language therapy. It arose out of a strategic plan to increase research readiness and activity within local speech and language therapy (SLT) services. The aims of the group are:

 

How the Collaboration is run

Everyone involved in NHS Speech and Language Therapy services in the North East of England and those working within the Speech and Language Sciences Section at Newcastle University are part of the Collaboration. The Collaboration was formed in 2007 and is led by a steering group of NHS and academic partners.

NHS partners

Jane Giles, Adult SLT Manager, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Proudfoot, Clinical Manager for Speech & Language Therapy, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sue Welsh, SLT Manager, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Hannah Crawford, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

 

Academic partners

Julie Morris, Speech and Language Sciences Section, Newcastle University

Helen Stringer, Speech and Language Sciences Section, Newcastle University

James Law, Speech and Language Sciences Section, Newcastle University