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Health information – is it accessible to you?

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. It came into force 1st August 2016 onwards.

NHS England is now reviewing the Standard to assess the impact and to ensure that it is ‘fit for purpose’. As part of the review Action on Hearing Loss is surveying various groups for their views.

The survey is available from their website – as  are other surveys for health providers, organisations etc. http://www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo

Please take the time to have your say before the deadline of 10th March 2017.

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