Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard is a legal requirement implemented across the NHS from July 31, 2016. It requires the CCG  to make sure that the public, patients and service users who have information or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss receive support in accessing information they need.  This will provide independence  to make decisions about health, care and treatment.

What does this mean?

The CCG wants to improve the way in which we communicate. If you need support in reading, receiving and understanding the information the CCG needs to share with you during your care and treatment, please let us know.

For example:

  • We want to know if you need information in Braille, large print or easy read
  • We want to know if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate
  • We want to know if we can support you to lip-read or use a hearing aid of communication tool

More information

Further information on the Accessible Information Standard is available on the NHS England website.

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