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The DAISY Project

Improving the identification of Dysphagia following Acute cervIcal Spinal cord injurY


The DAISY project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research as part of a doctoral research fellowship awarded to Jackie McRae.

It is supported by University College London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. 

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About Jackie McRae:

Jackie is a Speech and Language Therapist with over 20 years experience in acute, critical care and specialist units in and around London, including St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Harefield and Papworth Hospitals.  Since 2002 she has been working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, which houses the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Stanmore. As part of the Tracheostomy Team, the approach to swallowing therapy has allowed many of their patients to return to using their voice and eat again. She aims to share this approach with other clinicians in the UK and abroad.

She is a clinical advisor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and a committe member of the Intensive Care Society.


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Address:        Royal National Orthopaedic         Hospital, Brockley Hill, 

Stanmore, Middlesex, 

HA7 4LP

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