Accessible Information Standard
Making healthcare information accessible
The aim of the accessible information standard is to make sure that people with a medical condition which affects their ability to communicate, get information that they can access and understand, and have any communication support they might need.
The standard tells organisations how to make information accessible to people in the format they need, as well as support people’s communication needs, for example by offering support from a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter or an advocate.
Further information from NHS England can be found here.
At the Holmes Chapel Health Centre we want to make sure that we are communicating with you in a way that is easy for you and that you can understand:
- We want to know if you need information in a specific format e.g. large print, easy read, audio;
- We want to know if you need to receive information in a particular way e.g. electronically, via email, for use with a screen reader;
- We want to know if you need someone to support you at appointments e.g. a sign language interpreter or an advocate;
- We want to know if you lip-read or use a hearing aid or communication tool.