Accessible Information Standards
The Accessible Information Standard is an NHS England initiative that tells organisations how to ensure that disabled patients and their carers receive information in formats that they can understand, as well as receiving appropriate support to help them to communicate. Such formats could include large print, braille or easy-read documents.
A disabled person is define as "Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others."
Please let us know how we can best meet your needs. The information will be recorded clearly and in a set way.
Please let us know if you need access to information which is easily accessible.
For more information on this aspect of the GP contract please click here to visit the dedicated NHS England webpage.
Join Surrey Disability Register
The Surrey Disability register is a group of disabled residents living in Surrey who have access to a number of benefits as well as organisations to have a voice and share their views. This includes people with a physical or sensory impairment, a mental health condition, a learning disability or a long a term condition.
Benefits of joining the Surrey Disability Register:
- Once registered you will be given an identity card (ID) which is written proof that you have registered a disability with Surrey County Council.
- Every member received a bi annual newsletter in the format of their choice for example email, large print or audio. The newsletter features news articles, opportunities to get involved and information.
- Registration on the Vulnerable People's Reporting system, so that in an emergency the Emergency Management Team will know if someone in your house has particular needs.
- Discounts with specialist equipment suppliers. They are continuing to work on increasing benefits with services and providers around Surrey like leisure centres, cinemas and theatres.
How to join: Registering online: http://tinyurl.com/l24x2ku, or ask for a paper copy from Nathalie Wilson: Email: Nathalie.firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01483 517173; or Text: 07805 809 032
Disability Equipment Service
Enclosed with this newsletter is a postcard giving you details about DES, to keep handy at home. DES have a website where you can buy or sell equipment.
Donating Disability Equipment
- We'll collect from you
- Proceeds support DES running costs
- 25% of sale proceeds go to charity
Contact details: www.disabilityequipmentservice.co.uk
Telephone/Text: 07845 041678
Twitter: @DESwebsite; Facebook: Disability Equipment Service
New Train Travel Passenger Assist Phone Number
ATOC (The Association of Train Operating Companies) have introduced a new Free Phone number to simplify the way in which people can obtain information about train times and bookings.
Currently we make Passenger Assist calls to National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484950, but some people may be charged for this call, so you can now use the new Free Phone number instead, which is: 0800 022 3720 (option 2).