Reports a survey of 1990 and 1991 graduates entering the speech andlanguage therapy profession in the UK. Questions focused on theinduction and support measures received from managers. Also investigatesthe experiences of six new therapists in one good practicearea, Ayrshire and Arran Health Board, with a package of supportmeasures implemented. Results showed that new therapists were given agreat deal of help and support, and valued it highly. They welcomedinformation on policies and practices, and there is a need for even morewritten information. They made successful personal adaptations to thework environment, and managers felt that they were effective overall.The study serves as a benchmark for small professions entering the NHSbefore reforms alter employment context. Suggests that good professionalmanagerial practices will have to be carefully maintained.
Journal of Management in Medicine – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 1993