• 4May

    Improving the Accessibility of Health Information (London) – Wed 5 July 2017

    Information-Standard-webPIF is delighted to be holding an event on Improving the Accessibility of Health Information on Wednesday 5 July 2017.

    The event is kindly sponsored by The Information Standard.

    Join us for this practically focused day, sharing experiences and case studies from leading organisations delivering accessible information for their patients and service users.

    Sessions will consider:

    • Accessible information for delivering person centred care
    • Patient experience of accessing (or not!) accessible health information and/or the Accessible Information Standard
    • Case studies from information producers and practical examples of how you can create accessible information
    • Case studies from organisations who have implemented the Accessible Information Standard, sharing key learning


    9.30 – 10.00    Registration, refreshments and networking

    10.00 – 11.10  Session 1        

    • Introduction and welcome Patient Information Forum
    • Accessible information for person-centred care Alf Collins, Clinical Lead for Person-Centred Care, NHS England
    • A personal perspective Sandy Bannister, Corporate Equality and Diversity Manager, Worcestershire County Council

    11.10 – 11.40  How do you approach accessible information? Networking session, including refreshments

    11.40 – 12.40  Session 2

    •  Practical tips from a patient experience team perspective Emma James, Patient Involvement and Experience Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • The Accessible Information Standard in action Sarah White, Policy & Partnerships Manager (Health), Sense

    12.40 – 13.30  Lunch

    13.30 – 15.00  Session 3

    • A system wide approach to accessible information support Dr Clare Mander, Clinical Lead for Accessible Information, Solent NHS Trust
    • Developing a range of accessible self-help guides Karen O’Rourke – Patient Information Centre Manager, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
    • To be confirmed AbilityNet

     15.00 – 15.15  Break

    15.15 – 16.15  Session 4

    • How to make effective Accessible information for people with learning disabilities Jez Coram, Multimedia Designer, Shaun Webster MBE, International Project Worker, CHANGE
    • Designing for accessibility Alicia Crowther, Senior Customer Insight & Research Officer, NHS Business Services Authority

    16.15 – 16.30  Sum up and close


    The event will cost £150+VAT for PIF members. You will need to be logged in to the website to see the PIF member rate.

    The cost for non-members is £225+VAT, and this price includes a 1-year Individual membership of PIF.

    You can register to attend the event here.

    If you have any queries about this event please contact admin@pifonline.org.uk.

    We hope you can join us!

    The PIF Team