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Head & Neck Cancer Speech & Language Therapy

The Head & Neck Cancer speech therapy service offers assessment, therapy and support for communication and swallowing difficulties for all adults diagnosed with H&N cancer in the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde area. We see patients prior to and after their cancer treatment working closely as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside specialist dieticians and nurses to help patients recover and rehabilitate. Instrumental assessment of swallowing is available in the form of videofluoroscopy for which there is a weekly SLT/Radiographer lead clinic.

We provide a daily valve changing drop in service for our laryngectomy patients taking a problem solving approach for voice prosthesis, stoma and voice difficulties.  We can also deliver specialist training for both acute and community staff involved with laryngectomy stoma and valve care.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beth Higginbottom
Contact Position
ENT/H&N Specialist SLT

Where to go

ENT Outpatients Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Whinney Heys Road

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

From H&N Team, ENT, GP, Community Staff or other SLT team

 Last updated: 23 May 2020