NHS England’s “Accessible Information Standard” has been designed to ensure people with a disability, sensory impairment or sensory loss receive information in a format they can easily read or understand. Support will also be provided to ensure such patients can communicate effectively with the providers of their services.
All organisations providing NHS care or adult social care, including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts and GP practices, are required to follow this standard.
Accessible Information Standard comes into force. [Online]: NHS England, August 1st 2016.
Accessible Information Standard: making health and social care information accessible. [Online]: NHS England, August 2016.
This relates to:
Accessible information: specification [SCCI1605]. Leeds: NHS England; Patient and Public Participation and Insight, July 3rd 2016.
Accessible information: implementation guidance [SCCI1605]. Leeds: NHS England; Patient and Public Participation and Insight, July 3rd 2016.