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Voice CENs (Clinical Excellence Networks)

Clinical Excellence Networks (or CENs as they are often known), are groups of Speech and Language Therapists local to a region, who share the same area of interest and expertise. They usually meet several times during the year to share knowledge and develop their skills through study days.

The British Voice Association has a reciprocal agreement with UK Voice CENs who circulate their members with information about Association events and provide the us with information about their study days. British Voice Association members interested in attending a Voice CEN event should contact the CEN organisers directly.


London Voice CEN

The London Voice CEN provides events that further the knowledge of speech and language therapists with a special interest in voice. Events are organised and run by a voluntary committee of SLTs with a passion for voice therapy. The CEN covers London and the south East but has members all over the country and welcomes people with an interest in voice from any area to our study days and webinar events. All contact made with this CEN should be via the following e-mail: londonvoicecen@outlook.com

Membership is waivered for 2021 but typically costs £25 per year (Jan to Dec) and entitles members to attend study days at a reduced cost or for free.

Our website contains the latest information of events and committee members: https://www.londonvoicecen.co.uk


Scottish Voice CEN

Chair – Georgina Parkinson: georgina.parkinson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk (currently on maternity leave)

Secretary – Clare Tarr: clare.tarr@nhs.net

Treasurer – Leigh Russell: leigh.russell@nhs.net

This CEN covers the whole of Scotland but welcomes any Voice Therapist to meetings.

Membership for the year remains £10. They aim to hold a minimum of 2 meetings a year.


North East Voice CEN

The North East Voice CEN covers the North East and Cumbria. Membership is £10 per year which includes attendance at CEN meetings and study days.

The committee consists of:

Chair – Jessica Alecks

Secretary – Caroline Ewers

Treasurer – Katy Jackson

Enquiries for the CEN should be sent to the following email address: voicecen-ne@outlook.com

Follow on Twitter: @NEVoicecen


North West Voice CEN

The North West Voice CEN provides online and in-person events in the North West of England, including in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales, and welcomes members from the North West and SLTs with an interest in Voice and voice therapy from any area. Membership is £10 per year to give you advance notice of events via email and discount from events.


Chair – Laura Hitchen: laura.hitchen@boltonft.nhs.uk

Secretary – Gemma Whitehead: gemma.whitehead7@nhs.net

Treasurer – Sally Dennis: sally.dennis2@nhs.net

Membership Secretary - Heather Harrison: heather.harrison8@nhs.net

Follow on Twitter: @northwestvoice1


South West Voice CEN

This CEN holds 1 to 2 study days a year, generally just south of Bristol. The majority of members are from the South West, but all meetings are open. Membership is currently £10, and entitles members to a discount on the study day. Previous study days include: "5 Voices for Teaching" and "Therapy for the Singing Voice".

Marianne Bos-Clark – (Chair): mbos-clark@nhs.net

Denise Clifford – (Secretary): denise.clifford@nhs.net

Rachel Nashed – Treasurer

Janet Savva – Committee Member

Lucy Smith – Committee Member


Trent Voice CEN

This CEN covers the areas of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire primarily but has members from all over the country at present and welcomes any Voice Therapist to meetings.

The committee comprises:

Elizabeth Rowe (Chair)

Rachael Hayton (Membership and Basecamp Secretary)

Helen Fracchia (Treasurer)

Anna White (Research)

Rachel Radford (New to Voice)

Please list our outlook email for contacts TrentvoiceCEN@outlook.com

Membership for the year remains £10. They hold a minimum of 2 meetings a year, plus run an annual "New to Voice" Study Day.


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