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Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

Is the Accessible Information Standard Working ?

Since 2016 all organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard . The Standard sets out a specific, consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing and meeting the information and communication support needs of patients, service users, carers and parents with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.

At Disability Sheffield in our latest video we’re asking people living in Sheffield How Accessible is Your GP’s Surgery? .

It’s very timely to release our video just as a coalition of charities, SignHealth , Sense, RAD, RNIB, LDEngland, Visionary, RNID and HealthWatch have come together to review how the Standard has impacted patient experiences ,five years on from its implementation.

You can help them improve access to healthcare by taking their 2021 Accessible Information Standard Survey here.

With your insight they hope to find solutions to whether there are any consistent gaps in implementation of the Standard and which formats continue to be difficult to access.

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