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Southern Health and Social Care Trust: Dysphagia Awareness and Management Training Pilot

The overall aim of this project was to co-design and co-produce dysphagia awareness training for all those who care for people with swallowing difficulties. It addressed the need to co-design/develop dysphagia training for all staff working with patients in the care home setting by improving staff knowledge, confidence and practice with the over-arching aim of improving patient safety, quality of life and positive experiences for people affected by dysphagia.

The development of this training has helped to raise the awareness of dysphagia across the trust/region with the vision of establishing a safe Dysphagia Friendly community.

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