1.4 Acknowledgements

The South Yorkshire Dysphagia Toolkit presents independent research by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY).  CLAHRC SY acknowledges funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  It was also kindly supported by Sheffield Hospitals Charity (Registered Charity No.1059043) via NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire.

CLAHRC SY would also like to acknowledge the participation and resources of our partner organisation Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT). Further details about CLAHRC SY can be found here. We particularly thank:

      ·         Front line staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT) who tested the Dysphagia Toolkit in 2013 as part of the Train-the-Trainers                        intervention.

        ·         The Speech and Language Therapy Department and the Dietetics Department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who kindly gave                            permission for their locally developed resources to be included in the Toolkit.

       ·        Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for permission to include their copyrighted documents - The Easy Eating Packs (2012) - in the Toolkit.

         ·        Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARS) for permission to use their e-learning material for educational purposes.

         ·         Skills for Health for permission to use the Dysphagia module available on the National Skills Academy for Health - Skills for Heath website.

       ·         Nancy Colodny for permission to modify the Mealtime and Dysphagia Questionnaire (2001).

       ·         Diane Payne for permission to use the dysphagia quiz she created in 1994. 

       ·         Dan Wolstenholme and Beth Stevenson for creating the web version of the Toolkit