NHS wants to hear from disabled people

QA is working to reduce the problem of bed-blocking, when patients who are ready to leave the hospital cannot do so due to care packages not being ready

Bed-blocking: Patient is stuck in hospital for 17 weeks waiting for care package to be agreed

Have your say

DISABLED people in the south are being asked to shape the way they can find out health information.

NHS England is working to develop an ‘information standard’, which will outline requirements and recommendations for NHS and adult social care organisations to follow.

Olivia Butterworth, head of public voice for NHS England, said: ‘We’re particularly keen to understand the views of people from the communities who are likely to be most affected by this project.

‘That is people who are deaf or have some hearing loss, blind or some visual loss, people who are deafblind or people with a learning disability, as well as from carers.’

The deadline for responses is February 21.

The survey is available in a range of different formats, to specify email england.nhs.participation@nhs.net

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