The NHS Stammering Network has been created by NHS staff who have lived experience of stammering.
It provides NHS staff with support and information on stammering, including easy access to useful resources and we offer recommendations on how to support staff who stammer in the workplace.
Their vision is:
- to build a supportive and inclusive workplace environment for all NHS staff, patients and the public that respects all communication differences
- to advocate for a greater recognition of the diversity of communication and ways of speaking across the NHS workforce and wider society
- to challenge prevailing and unhelpful perceptions of what it means to be an ‘effective’ communicator
The network is overseen by a small working group.
If you'd like to join or find out more, visit their website nhsstammeringnetwork.uk There you can find contact details, useful resources on stammering support and provision of specially trained peer mentors (fellow NHS staff who stammer) who are available to provide one-to-one advice and support if required.
Guide for OSCE
STAMMA & The NHS Stammering Network have produced a guide for anyone taking Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). It gives tips on asking for reasonable adjustments to accommodate your stammer. Download the two-part guide below. The first is for people who stammer. The second is for the person supporting a request for reasonable adjustments. Read more about it in our article Job-based oral exams guide if you stammer.