Accessible Information Standard Review: Survey for health and social care professionals, and organisations commissioning or providing NHS or adult social care services

Closed 11 Mar 2017

Opened 10 Jan 2017

Overview

The Accessible Information Standard was published by NHS England, following approval as a new ‘information standard’ for the NHS and adult social care system, in July 2015. Officially called SCCI1605 Accessible Information, the Accessible Information Standard (‘the Standard’) directs and defines a specific, consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing and meeting individuals’ information and communication support needs, where those needs relate to a disability, impairment or sensory loss.

By law (section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012), from 1st August 2016 onwards, all organisations that provide NHS care or publicly-funded adult social care must follow the Standard in full. Organisations that commission NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care, for example Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and local authorities, must also support implementation of the Standard by provider organisations.

 

Why We Are Consulting

This survey is part of the post-implementation review of the Standard. The purpose of the review is to assess the impact of the Standard and ensure that it is, and continues to be, ‘fit for purpose’. All surveys are anonymous and all questions are optional, or there is a ‘prefer not to say’ option. If you would also like to share good practice, or a case study, please email england.nhs.participation@nhs.net.

These questions are for health and care professionals, and teams or organisations providing or commissioning NHS care or publicly-funded adult social care. We welcome responses from individual professionals, from teams, wards, departments or services, and from whole organisations. Note that there are other surveys for patients, service users, carers and parents, and for other types of organisation including representative bodies.

Please ensure you complete and return your survey before the deadline of 10th March 2017. Thank you for taking the time to contribute, we appreciate your feedback.

What happens next

Following the review, all of the feedback will be analysed and a report will be produced. Depending on the findings, revised versions of the Specification and / or Implementation Guidance for the Standard might be issued. However, there will be no substantive changes to the overall scope of the Standard.

What Happens Next

Following the review, all of the feedback will be analysed and a report will be produced. Depending on the findings, revised versions of the Specification and / or Implementation Guidance for the Standard might be issued. However, there will be no substantive changes to the overall scope of the Standard.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Speech and language therapists
  • Allied health professionals
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Service providers
  • Local authorities
  • Social care providers

Interests

  • Equality and diversity
  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Primary care
  • Equalities Act and new health inequalities duties
  • Information governance
  • Commissioning