In 2022, the British Academy of Audiology conducted a series of workshops with stakeholders from across the UK to understand the changing landscape of NHS Audiology and the implications for future service provision. These workshops were primarily driven by increasing reports of concerns from audiologists surrounding education, service quality, and workforce recruitment & retention.

The series of 1.5 hr workshops were arranged to address the following themes:

  • Education & Workforce
  • Quality Assurance & Improvement
  • Service Innovation

Key stakeholders invited included representatives from (1) NHS Heads of Service from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (2) NHS England (3) UK Higher Education Institutions (4) Early Career Professionals and (4) the National Institute of Health Research.

Analysis of the outputs from these workshops led to the document – Priorities for Audiology 2023 – which we now make available for you to read and engage with.

The BAA Board is working on the ‘next steps’ listed in the document. We welcome your input and support to progress these tasks.

Download the document here, or flick through below: Priorities for Audiology 2023