Topic outline

  • General



    Dysphagia is a condition that affects people's ability to eat, drink and swallow.  In May 2020, a Competency Framework outlining the skills and knowledge required for Health and Social Care staff was published.  Everyone working in Health and Social Care need to understand what dysphagia is and the signs and symptoms of this.

    Depending on whether you support someone who is elderly or who has a learning disability, there is also guidance.

    Please make sure as well as completing the e-learning and watching the video 'What Makes A Good Meal', you also read the appropriate Guidance, for the service user group you are working with.  It may be that you need to read both.  You can always refer back to these documents at any time. 

    • E-learning



      The e-learning used is accessed through this link.  Please read the document below and follow the steps to access this course.

      https://www.nutricia.co.uk/patients-carers.html 


      PLEASE NOTE, YOU WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH CONFIRMATION OF COMPLETING THIS COURSE.  MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THIS AS IT WILL BE REQUIRED AS EVIDENCE OF COMPLETION.

    • What Makes a Good Meal

      This helpful and informative video has been created by Fife NHS Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapists.

      Please watch this 6-minute video.


      • Guidance

        Please read the appropriate guidance.

        "Swallowing Matters" is the guidance for those working with older people.


        "Guidance for Accessing EDS Support" is for those working with people with learning disabilities.