Implementation grants

Adult social care and NHS providers legally need to fully implement the accessible information standard by 31 July 2016.  In December 2015 we invited applications from NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), Trusts, Local Authorities, and the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector for grants to support the implementation of the Accessible Information Standard in social and health care settings.

Up to £15,000 was available to successful applicants to support activity with outputs and products that can be shared to support others implement the Accessible Information Standard.

  • Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group: Patient engagement activity, video of how implementation has benefitted and happened in different settings, AIS microsite with toolkits, guidance and checklists
  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Training and development in social care, reviewing content of commissioning and contracts, plus integrated health and social care records flagging
  • Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: image bank offering free images, resources, templates and guidance on use to support development of accessible communications. Increase content by 1000 images, improve site capacity and ease of use. Consultation with existing users on their image needs
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Communication Assessment tool, training package (slide presentation), Accessible Communications Guidance – for staff who communicate with patients and practical resources to support implementation
  • Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester: training programme in requirements and positive impacts – focus is community pharmacy but relevant for wider audiences, sharing good practice and templates, collaborative involvement with other community providers
  • Gloucestershire Deaf Association: Deaf focus – Deaf awareness training film with social media focus
  • Sentinel Healthcare: Regional workshops and staff training events, with toolkit and resources and communications strategy
  • Newcastle Society for Blind People: Hard and electronic communication needs capture template that can be used across different settings and communication needs card for service users with supporting training and awareness raising package.
  • Hertfordshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee: E-Learning – package – focus on Community Pharmacy (and other community providers)
  • Pinnacle Health Partnership LLP: IT system development and roll out – to capture relevant data for the Accessible Information Standard – of relevance to community pharmacy and other community groups
  • Somerset CCG: staff training video and promotional package (leaflets and posters)
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: County wide cross-sector sharing event – educational – sharing of content and outcomes (case study)
  • Bentham Medical Practice: Primary care led event to consider clinical IT systems requirements (TPP and EMIS), toolkit of guidance, solutions and sharing
  • Healthwatch Surrey: Healthwatch monitoring tool (with local support to improve/rectify)
  • Bracknell Forest Council: Interactive implementation guide, infographic style communications for engaging providers and training and public communication materials – social care focus
  • North East Association of Directors of Adult Social Services: Social care focused pilot to develop human readable definitions for those that don’t use SNOMED.
  • Sense: Providing legal context webinars supported with bespoke consultancy for identified organisations
  • Patient Information Forum: Hosting a virtual network/online forum(s) for sharing of resources and networking. Enabling support and sharing between providers that are implementing the Standard
  • North East London Pharmaceutical Committee: Range of activity and resources developed with community providers – training package, universal guide, accessible information leaflets in 3 key areas, needs assessment tool.