• 12Jun

    NHS England publish an update on their project to develop a standard for accessible information

    On Thursday 5 June Olivia Butterworth and Sarah Marsay from NHS England presented at a PiF seminar, on the project to develop an Information Standard around accessible information and communication support.

    The Standard will form a set of rules that health and social care bodies must follow. The aim of the work is to make sure that patients, service users and carers get information in the right format for them, and any support they need to communicate. The Standard will set out how organisations should find, write down and share details of people’s accessible information and communication support needs.

    NHS England are currently working on a draft of the Standard, which they are testing with organisations to see how it works in a real life setting. They aim to publish the draft Standard in July, and this will be followed by a period of 12 weeks where people will be able to comment and feedback on the proposed Standard.

    A document outlining the progress to date can be found here, alongside summaries of workshops and focus groups held between November 2013 and February 2014.

    To be kept up to date with the development of the Standard, email: england.nhs.participation@nhs.net

    View the presentation shared at the PiF event click here.