The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read or understand with support so they can communicate effectively with services.
Examples of the types of support that might be required include large print, braille, using a lipspeaker or using a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
All organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care are required to follow the new standard, including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and GP practices.
As part of the accessible information standard, these organisations must do five things:
Lipspeaker UK can provide your GP or health care professional with communication support professionals or advise them with guidance on how to meet their duty.