D4D were involved in a UK clinical trial of a new treatment which has been developed for patients who have swallowing problems following stroke to help them eat and drink safely again. The Ampcare ESP treatment involves a unique combination of electrical stimulation plus a programme of specially selected swallow strengthening exercises.
The trial showed very promising results and we are now excited to announce that, following a training day on 3 October 2016, the treatment is now launched in the UK, and will be made available to patients in the UK in seven NHS Trust sites.
The training day was extremely well received, some of the feedback from therapists included:
'One of the best delivered courses I have been to, I also feel I am better skilled to meet the needs of my client group'
'Excellent course, learned a lot, very patient focussed'
'Inspiring and motivating'
'Excited to implement!'
We will be monitoring the progress of patients in the UK when they receive this treatment and we will present the results in a future newsletter.