The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that disabled people have access to information they can understand and the communication support they may need. The Standard applies to service providers across the NHS and adult social care system. As organisations that provide NHS services, GP practices are required by law to follow the Standard under Section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act.
This applies to patients and their carers who have information and / or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss. It also applies to parents and carers of patients who have such information and / or communication needs, where appropriate.
Individuals most likely to be affected by the Standard include people who are blind or deaf, who have some hearing and / or visual loss, and people with a learning disability. However, this list is not exhaustive.
All Patients/Carers registered at Cedar Medical Practice do you have any specific Information or Communication needs? If the answer is yes, then please ask Reception for a Communication / Information needs form. Please complete the form and return to the practice and upon receipt this information will be added to your medical records to assist us in supporting your needs.