Making health and social care information accessible

From 1st August 2016 onwards, all organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard. The Standard sets out a specific, consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing and meeting the information and communication support needs of patients, citizens and individuals, carers and parents with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.

The Accessible Information Standard (DCB1605 Accessible Information)

The Accessible Information Standard, formally known as DCB1605 Accessible Information, is made up of a Specification and Implementation Guidance.

In August 2017, revised versions of the Specification and Implementation Guidance were issued, following a post-implementation review of the Standard:

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CQC Guidance Meeting the Accessible Information Standards Click here