As our children learn to speak, we may have all sorts of queries and concerns about whether their development is normal.  Are they speaking less than other children their age? Do they have issues with hearing?  Speech and Language therapists run a weekly telephone advice line.  These sessions are not a full assessment and if you feel that your child has significant needs, then a referral to a speech and language therapist would be more appropriate. 

UHMBT are pleased to announce their new speech therapy advice line operated by the Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service starting October 2022 9.00am – 11.00am and thereafter every Tuesday between those times. 

parents/carers or professionals working with the child can ring our advice line on Tuesdays between 9am-11am on 07816 194918

 Or email on sltadvice@mbht.nhs.ukThe email will be picked up within the time slot given and a one-off response will be provided.

If you have concerns about a child or young person’s Speech, Language and Communication needs and/or eating and drinking concerns – 

The Speech and Language Therapy team will be able to offer advice, information and signpost to relevant resources/websites. 

The advice line does not operate a voicemail inbox. If you are unable to get through during the opening hours, please try again and/or send an email.

Please make sure you do not include identifiable information (names, addresses etc) in email requests for general advice.

N.B the child and young person must be aged 0-18 years and registered with a GP within the catchment area.