ROOT drop in surgery: Please join us for our monthly virtual drop-in surgery, Tuesday 18 October 12:00 - 13:00. Do you want to find out more about the ROOT, or hear about other users' experiences? Join us to ask us anything ROOT related. For more details: ROOT drop in Oct.png
*COMING UP* New reports panel - The team have been working on redesigning the reports generator panel, this will be introduced soon and we will welcome feedback on the new functionality.
Customisation - We have updated some resources which may help you and your team inputting data. Including Setting up multiple teams or services and information on Additional data fields. Take a look!
New users drop-in - If you have recently signed up to start using the ROOT and have some questions for the team or want to hear from other new users, join us for a virtual drop-in on 10 November 13:00 - 14:00 ROOT new user drop in_NOV.png
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Speech and language therapy services have undergone substantial changes in the last year. As a result of the considerable number of other demands on their time, it is likely that
SLTs have faced additional challenges with collecting and utilising data.
However, given the increasing concerns about access to services and outcomes as a consequence of the disruption, data is, and will continue to be, critical to inform decision making,
identify risks and monitor the impact of the pandemic. Data from the ROOT is already being used in this way. As exemplified in
this article, reviewing the data in the ROOT can help to demonstrate the impact of change, both the
positive and negative consequences.
We would like to thank everyone who has continued to contribute data to the ROOT over the last 12 months. We appreciate that we are still in challenging times, but would
encourage services to continue to collect this really valuable data.
The RCSLT has developed this dataset to support the speech and
language therapy profession with capturing data on the management of patients with confirmed and suspected
COVID-19. This data will help us to understand the impact on patients and those that care for them, be that in
an acute, clinic or community setting. The COVID-19 Data Collection Tool has been developed to enable SLT
services to submit their data to the national database and access reports on their data.
Speech and language therapy teams/services interested in using this
dataset may do so by using one of the following two options:
COVID-19 speech and language therapy data collection resources
A printable form has also been created, to enable the data to be collected on paper before being transferred onto the spreadsheet. Please click here to download the form.
It is recognised that this is an extensive dataset, and it is not
necessary for services to collect all of the suggested data fields. More information about this is available in
the guidance document, above.