Consultant Profile

Ms Jane Whitaker

Ms Jane Whitaker MRCSLT, PG Dip Research Methods in Health
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Speech Therapy
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Voice disorders
Special clinical interests:

Disorders of voice
Disorders of communications
Acquired swallowing disorders

Research interests:

Management of voice disorders from a multidisciplinary team perspective
Assessment and treatment of acquired swallowing disorders

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Holy Cross Hospital, Haslemere, Surrey
Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, St Magnus Hospital Low Secure services, Haslemere, Surrey

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Member of the Health Professionals Council
Member of the British Voice Association

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Ann Breakwell
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 366661
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Jane Whitaker qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (slt) in 1984 at The School for Disorders in Human Communication affiliated to University College London, now based at City University.

She worked at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and was awarded a Travelling Fellowship in 1986 to visit places of excellence in the management of acquired swallowing disorders: Honorary SLT in Northwestern Hospital Chicago and Veteran's Hospital Wisconsin.

In 1989 Ms Whitaker was awarded a research scholarship from the Stroke Association to investigate the incidence / prevalence of acquired swallowing disorders post acute stroke.

In 1990 she was appointed Principal Speech and Language Therapist at Southampton University Hospital Trust and helped develop specialist clinic with radiography to ivestigate swallowing disorders.

In 2000 appointed Manager of Speech and Language Therapy for the Priory Group, she also lead a research project for West Sussex Community NHS Trust in investigating the development of a community outreach team to reduce hospital admissions for acquired swallowing problems.

Personal profile:

Jane Lives with her partner who farms in West Sussex. She has two sons and four grandchildren and is involved in her local community.

She pursues most equine activities and enjoys hunting.

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