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SUPPORT FOR NEWLY QUALIFIED ENTRANTS TO THE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PROFESSION: IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGERS

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 June 1993

Abstract

Reports on a survey of 1990 and 1991 graduates entering the speech and language therapy profession in the UK and on the experiences of six new therapists in one “good practice” area, Ayrshire and Arran Health Board. Results show that new therapists were given a great deal of help and support from professional managers, and valued it highly. They chose posts which offered a mixed client load and good induction packages. Pre‐service training reflected work carried out in service, but all client groups had not been accessed during training. Issues relating to throughput and case‐load management required most support. They made successful personal adaptations to the work environment, and managers found them effective overall. Calculates the costs of supporting new therapists. Highlights the need to maintain professional support and discusses the potential difficulties involved in doing so in relation to NHS reforms.

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McCartney, E., Kerr, J., Cannon, L. and Martin, P. (1993), "SUPPORT FOR NEWLY QUALIFIED ENTRANTS TO THE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PROFESSION: IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGERS", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 19 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/09552069310039341

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