Speech and Language Therapy

The team at the Royal Surrey provide a service for adult patients who have  difficulties with speaking, communicating and/or swallowing. This may be due to a variety of causes such as stroke, trauma, surgery, Radiotherapy or disease.

  • Assessment and management of adult inpatients at the RSCH
  • Rapid Response service for initial assessment of patients with swallowing difficulties (aim to see within 4-6 hours of referral)
  • Specialist service to inpatients with Stroke
  • Specialist service for patients with tumours of the Brain or Central Nervous System
  • Specialist service for patients with Head & Neck cancer including outlying Consultant clinics at Frimley, Ashford, St Peters, Basingstoke and East Surrey Hospitals (Macmillan Aftercare Rehabilitation Service)
  • Surgical Voice Restoration service for laryngectomees
  • Specialist service for patients with voice disorders including Gender Reassignment
  • Videofluoroscopy clinic (with Radiology) for specialist assessment of patients with swallowing disorders


  • 01483 408376 (direct line)
  • 01483 571122 ext 4680 (enquiries and patient referrals)
  • 01483 571122 ext 6421 (Head & Neck service)
  • 01483 571122 ext 4655 (Voice specialist)


Outpatients 4, level B West Wing


Chief of Service – Kate Potter

Head of Dietetics & Speech & Language Therapy – Tanya Klopper

Operational Manager Speech & Language Therapy – Kate Blick

Useful information:

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
2 White Hart Yard,
Tel:  020 7378 1200

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Park House,
184 Kennington Park Road0
SE11 4BU
Tel: 0845 300 6184


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