Choking – Information

Multi Agency Guidance Supporting adults at risk of choking – November 2018

This guidance provides the framework for use within Hampshire County Council Adult Health and Social Care Department, West Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport, South Eastern, North East Hampshire and Farnham and North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, Southern Health Foundation Trust, Solent NHS Trust for the identification, assessment and management of adults aged 18 and over presenting with a choking risk in all care groups.  The guidance has been written to be read in conjunction with existing policies which may be in place within partner organisations to support adults who may present with a dysphagia and / or choking risk. This guidance offers additional advice and guidance to the adult, family members and staff.

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Guidance on how to manage a choking risk 


HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Appendix 1 – Choking Workforce Development Strategy

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Appendix 2 – Solent NHS Trust Choking Screening Tool

icn_doc Appendix 3 – Hobbs WHCCG SLT referral form

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Appendix 4 – Hampshire Care Planning Guidance

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Appendix 5 (PENDING) – International descriptors

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Appendix 6 – MASH Referral Details

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Appendix 7 – Locality Map for SLT service across Hampshire


Help Stop Choking

Guidance from the Belfast Help and Social Care Trust

icn_web Help stop choking


Dysphagia and people with learning disabilities

Guidance on providing support and reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities who have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

icn_web National Guidance on Reasonable Adjustment for Dysphagia services for people with a Learning Disability

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Dysphagia in social care and healthcare 

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Dysphagia Reasonable Adjustments 2016


Social Care Services in Hampshire

Connect to Support Hampshire is an online information and advice guide and directory of services for adult residents in Hampshire to find information, advice and services to manage their own care and wellbeing. You can find out about local groups, activities and services within your community as well as formal care provision.

icn_web Social Care Services in Hampshire


Relevant CQC standards

This guidance describes how providers and managers can meet the regulations. These include the fundamental standards – the standards below which care must never fall.

icn_web Regulation 9: Person-centred care

icn_web Regulation 11: Need for consent

icn_web Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment

icn_web Regulation 14:  Meeting nutritional and hydration needs