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Accessible Information Standard: Does your NHS service meet the requirements? Take the survey

Accessible Information Standard 2021 Survey

It has been five years since the Accessible Information Standard came into effect. A coalition of charities have come together to review how the Standard has impacted patient experiences and if there are gaps in implementation.

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NHS releases recommendations from its review of BSL Commissioning Arrangements

SignHealth’s response to the “Rapid” Review of BSL provisions and the recommedations suggested to improve access for Deaf people in health settings

Deaf charities welcome life-saving decision to make 999 accessible in BSL

Ofcom has said that telecoms providers will be compelled to offer their customers free 24/7 access to 999 services.

New emergency video relay service for sign language users

Press Release from Ofcom: 22 June 2021 From next year, British Sign Language users will be able to contact the emergency services using video relay, under new rules announced today by Ofcom. Under our existing … Continued

NHS Appointments and Remote Care – Knowing Your Choices

Know what you can expect, what your choices are, and what to do if you are struggling to get an accessible appointment.

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Join us for Deaf Awareness Week 3-9 MAY 2021#DeafAwarenessWeek2021 #StrongerTogether At SignHealth we are proud to be the Deaf health charity. We hope you join us this week in celebrating deafness and in highlighting some … Continued

No money, BSL Health Access is closing

The NHS has not committed any further funding for April 1st onwards, effectively closing the service of BSL Health Access.

VAWG Be Heard – BSL

The Home Office is seeking your views to help inform the development of the government’s next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.

Celebrating 35 years of SignHealth

Since 1986 SignHealth has been providing services for the Deaf community and campaigning for more Deaf awareness and better access.