25 July 2017
Source: NHS England
The Accessible Information Standard sets out requirements for organisations to identify, record, flag, share and meet the information and communication needs of people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.
All organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care must follow the Standard in full from 1st August 2016 onwards.
During January-March 2017 NHS England led a review of the Standard to assess impact and check that it is ‘fit for purpose’. Over 1600 people had their say and a report has now been published, and is available from the NHS England website (http://www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo) in a range of formats including:
The report is also available on request as a paper copy, including in large print and easy read, in braille, on audio CD and BSL DVD.
If you have any queries, or would like to request a copy of the report in an alternative format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Patients, service users, carers and members of the public can also call 0300 311 22 33.