NHS England Guidance

NHS England have advised that on 24 June 2015 the new National Accessible Information Standard was approved.

Please note that all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care are expected to follow the accessible information standard by law.

Organisations (including ophthalmic contractors) are to start the process of implementation by 1 September 2015 and fully implement the standard by 31 July 2016.

The aim of the accessible information standard is to make sure that patients who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and are given any communication support that they need.

National Accessible Information Standard Info Letter - July 2015

National Accessible Information Standard Implementation Guide 2015

National Accessible Information Standard Implementation Plan 2015