Promoting Safer Swallowing!
The Dysphagia Game is designed to help frontline healthcare staff identify and manage dysphagia more effectively. The game is fun but the issues are very serious.
Dysphagia makes swallowing food and/or drinks difficult and is estimated to affect 8% of the world’s population.
It affects people of all ages and is associated with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and can also affect people who’ve had strokes, or had surgery around the neck.
The Board Game
An enjoyable board game designed with NHS specialists for frontline clinical staff and support workers. An exciting, unusual and effective way for staff to learn about the impact and management of Dysphagia.
The game is designed for 2 teams and can accommodate between 4 and 10 players. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes to play and can be used in any care setting; all you need is a table and some chairs. The rules are ridiculously simple, it’s incredibly easy to run a game and no specialist facilitation skills are required. Each game contains 41 scenario cards designed to stimulate discussions that raise awareness and improve care delivery skills around Dysphagia.
The box contains everything you need to run a successful session making it highly portable. Just pop it in your bag and use it for team meetings, study days, workshops, lunch meetings and events. It’s a portable learning environment. You can try the online version to get an idea of how the game works..
What people are saying ...
We have had such a positive response from the USA that we have launched the Dysphagia Game in the USA. We have worked with a group of experienced practitioners and experts in the USA to reflect current US guidelines and best practice.
The Online Game
Enjoyed the board games so much that you want another shot?
Jealous of your friends who’ve played the board game already?
Your worries are over
We've gone digital!
Now you can play the game wherever you are...
Just click the big purple Play Now! button and get your thinking cap on. Then post your amazingly high score on our leader board.
How to Buy
The Dysphagia Game is sold on behalf of NHS England by our official distributor 'Focus Games'. To order your copy of the game simply visit their secure online shop by clicking the Buy Now button. You can order games online and pay by credit card or ask for a purchase order.
Get a copy today and help your colleagues learn more about Dysphagia.
Price: £80 exc VAT, P&P
The following groups and organisations all contributed their time and expertise to help develop The Dysphagia Game. Many of their websites contain dysphagia related information that you might find useful:
- NHS England
- Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
- BAPEN (British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- British Dietetic Association
- IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative)
- National Nurses Nutrition Group
- National Association of Care Catering
- Barchester Healthcare
- Focus Games
- Other Games
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USA Contact form
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