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The Video-fluoroscopy Service (VFS) is a specialist service used for assessment, diagnosis and management of swallowing in a range of client populations where the suspected condition or disease process impacts on swallow function and may result in a risk of death, pneumonia, dehydration, malnutrition and psychological issues related to discomfort and difficulty eating and drinking.

Video-fluoroscopy of swallow is a modification of the standard barium swallow examination used in the management or oro-pharyngeal swallowing disorders. It is described in a number of sources as the ‘gold standard’ for the assessment of oro-pharyngeal dysphagia.

What we offer:

The service offers an assessment, diagnosis and subsequent recommendations of advice on the management of swallowing difficulties for the patient, carer and referrer