Implementation support for the standard

As outlined in the Implementation Plan, a range of advice, guidance and tools to support effective implementation of the standard will be published over the coming months:

Reports from organisations that piloted the draft Accessible Information Standard

  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Berkshire NHS FT Word document and PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Bradford Council Word document and PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Cambridge University Hospitals PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Dorset HealthCare NHS FT Word document and PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report East Lancs Hospitals NHS Trust PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Ellison View Surgery Word document and PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report GTD Healthcare Word document and PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report NHS Bradford CCGs Word document and PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Phoenix Medical Practice DHS PDF
  • Accessible Info Std Pilot Report The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Word document and PDF

Further information/supporting publications

  • For specific queries in the first instance, including requests for information in alternative formats, please email england.nhs.participation@nhs.net or telephone 0113 825 0861.

As NHS England is actively supporting the implementation of the standard, here you will find a range of guidance and supporting resources with links to partner organisations that may be able to offer support or other resources.

Standard setting for accessible information advisory group

An Advisory Group oversees the Accessible Information Standard. This Group is chaired by NHS England and includes members from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), independent patient representatives and voluntary organisations working with affected groups (Action on Hearing Loss, CHANGE, RNIB and Sense).

Copies of meeting Minutes will be available here as they are ratified.