The ‘Accessible Information Standard’ establishes a framework so patients and service users (carers and parents) who have information or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss, receive accessible information and communication support when accessing NHS or adult social services.
To prepare for the AIS in 2016 the CCG:
- developed briefings for providers, CCG staff and GP practices and briefing sessions undertaken.
- carried out 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
Updates on the Accessible Information Standard will be provided annually in the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) report.