Having observed the establishment of the Enhanced Community Care Networks (ECCNs) and with learning available from the first ECCN pilot areas, it is timely to consider the experiences of the SLT community currently working within Enhanced Community Care Network (ECCN). In order to understand their experiences, this year IASLT completed a number of in-depth focus groups with IASLT members. These focus groups included members of all clinical grades and experience with broad geographical representation as well as a survey with IASLT members.
In the following document we focus on some key concerns identified by IASLT members and identify key themes emerging. We also make a number of recommendations.