Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

North West England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Hospital wards
Start Date:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Job Ref:

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
Attracts, develops and retains great people
Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.
Trafford Local Care Organisation

We are Trafford Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation bringing together NHS community health services and adult social care services in Trafford. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Trafford by working across organisational boundaries.

Our community healthcare teams in adults and children's services are employed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and deployed to us, linking closely with our colleagues in Manchester Local Care Organisation. Our teams work as one and together we will make a massive difference to the health of people in Trafford.

Post Title

Adult Speech and Language Therapist


Adult Speech and Language Service



Band & salary scale

Band 6

Hours of work

30 hours (0.8 fte)

Permanent/Fixed term


Our service is for people over 18 who live in or are registered with a GP in Trafford.

Patients may present with concerns around swallowing function (Dysphagia) and /or communication difficulties.

These difficulties may arise as a result of varied diagnoses including Stroke, Dementia, Progressive Neurological Conditions, Respiratory Disease and Head and Neck Cancers.

Patients can self-refer for communication problems but a medical referral is required for dysphagia, either from GP, consultant or SLT colleague transfer.

The service provides assessment, diagnosis and management of these disorders in the community setting. This includes clinic appointments, visits to own home, and nursing or residential care homes.

Education, training and support are an important aspect of our intervention alongside direct therapy

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Contact Details:
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