Accessible Information Standard for health and social care
The ‘Accessible Information Standard’ (link takes you to the NHS England website) aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read and understand or have the support needed so they can communicate effectively with health and social care services.
The CCG has;
- developed briefings for providers, CCG staff and GP practices and briefing sessions undertaken.
- undertaken surveys with GP practices to understand the support they need to implement the standard and used the feedback to shape and develop bespoke resources
- provided advice and guidance to health care organisations and their staff to implement the Standard and made contact to ensure they are making progress against the Standard
- promoted and raised awareness of the Standard with healthcare organisations and CCG staff
- worked with the Wakefield Society for Deaf People to create a communication access passport to support deaf and hearing impaired people get the right communication support in healthcare settings.
We continue to support our practices and communities as well as working with our key partners, such as Healthwatch Wakefield, around this area of work.