RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures

Getting Ready to Use the ROOT

The following resources have been developed to support services with becoming ready to implement the ROOT:


ROOT-ready flowchart 

This flowchart has been developed to guide members through the typical sequence of steps involved in implementation, but this will vary from service to service. 

Register your interest in using the ROOT by clicking here:  https://rcslt-root.org/public/register


Last updated: September 2019


ROOT Briefing Pack

This document provides a high-level overview of the ROOT and the opportunities for getting involved in the phased roll-out.

Last updated:February 2020




ROOT Information Governance Pack

This document has been developed to support speech and language therapy services with understanding legal requirements and local policy regarding information governance and data security legislation.

Last updated: June 2020




Data specification for compatibility with the ROOT

This document has been developed to support those opting to use the upload method and sets out the requirements for local databases to be compatible with the ROOT.

Last updated: February 2020 





Other useful links and resources

  • Frequently used ICD10 codes - A list of the ICD10 codes commonly used by SLTs using the ROOT for both communication and swallowing disorder descriptors and medical diagnoses.  
  • Share your story - A template for you to use to share your experiences of implementing TOMs or the ROOT.

  • Information about ROOT to include in your fair processing notice - the RCSLT has developed some draft templates and is looking for services to pilot these. Please contact root@rcslt.org.  
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