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Policies: Routinely commissioned

A commissioning policy is a document that defines access to a service for a particular group of patients. A NICE Technology Appraisal Guideline on the same topic will replace, or be incorporated into, a commissioning policy as appropriate. These are important documents that are developed to ensure consistency in access to treatments nationwide. Allogeneic haematopoietic […]

Music and dementia: a powerful connector

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and the Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer look at how music can trigger golden memories and benefit people with dementia: Listening to, and enjoying music, is a universal experience. It reflects and directs our mood, and now innovative and more convenient ways of delivering content makes it […]

Keeping your ear to the ground on dementia

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and the Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss examine the latest research linking dementia with deafness:  There is a lot of interest at the moment on prevention – also known as risk reduction – of dementia. The prestigious Lancet Commission reported in July 2017, drawing together a […]

Certified organisations

Below you will find a full list of all organisations who were certified until 31 July 2019 under The Information Standard former assessment and certification scheme. These organisations may continue to use the quality mark on their existing products developed up to 31 July 2019 under their certified process and the quality mark may remain […]

Notes on Assessing Conformance

This has been prepared to support applicable and interested organisations to effectively assess, monitor and / or assure their own, and others’, implementation of and ongoing conformance with SCCI1605 Accessible Information – referred to as ‘the Accessible Information Standard’ or ‘the Standard’. ‘Applicable organisations’ are those to which the Standard applies (i.e. with specific requirements […]

Notes on meeting the cost of meeting individuals’ needs

The following notes have been prepared in response to queries about the cost of meeting individuals’ information and communication needs as part of implementation of SCCI1605 Accessible Information – referred to as ‘the Accessible Information Standard’ or ‘the Standard’. It is intended to support organisations to recognise the benefits associated with the Standard, as well […]

Clarifying notes to support interpretation and implementation

Introduction Clarifying note on recording of data in non-coded systems Clarifying note on patient records and consent Clarifying note on verification of communication professional qualifications Clarifying note on sourcing and stocking information in alternative formats References Introduction The following ‘notes’ have been prepared in response to queries about interpretation of aspects of SCCI1605 Accessible Information […]


Factsheets and clarifying notes Clarifying notes The content of previously published ‘clarifying notes’ is included in the revised (v1.1) version of the Implementation Guidance for the Standard. Factsheets Identifying information and communication needs Recording information and communication needs Flagging information and communication needs Sharing information and communication needs Meeting information and communication needs Top Implementation […]

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: SCCI1605 Accessible Information Terminology (as at 15.04.16) Reports from organisations that piloted the draft Accessible Information Standard Accessible Info Std Pilot Report Berkshire NHS FT Word document and PDF […]

Background and developing the standard

An Information Standard is a formal guidance document which health and social care organisations must follow by law. The accessible information standard tells organisations how they should ensure that disabled patients / service users and, where appropriate, carers and parents, receive information in formats that they can understand, and that they receive appropriate support to […]