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Accessible Information Standard – know your rights

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they need from…

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The Accessible Information Standard

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they…

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Your care, your way

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join this national Healthwatch campaign, and have your say on what needs to change. Everyone should be told about healthcare in the way they need it. ‘Your care, your way’ aims to: Find out how well health and care services deliver the Accessible Information Standard. Help people to know their rights to accessible information from services. Find out who else has problems understanding information about…

cover of review of the accessible information standard

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Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

Urgent priorities for change, informed by patients’ livedexperience and NHS professionals. In late 2021, a coalition of charities surveyed NHS and social care professionals in England, as well as disabled people who have accessible information and communication needs, about the NHS Accessible Information Standard. More than 900 people gave responses. We have added an easy-read version of the review below. Here are some key facts from the findings: After five years of the Accessible Information Standard, only 11 percent of…

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