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APPOINTMENT SUSPENSION- Due to risk of Coronavirus infection. Following local and national guidance we are no longer able to book routine appointments. If you have a routine appointment booked with a GP, this will now be a TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. Please DO NOT come to the Practice unless you are asked to do so by a Doctor. Routine and emergency telephone appointments are available everyday but not pre bookable

Our doors are closed for the foreseeable future. Please only attend the surgery if asked by a GP/Nurse. Samples & correspondence can be posted through the letter box. Our phone lines are still open and we have a TEMPORARY line ONLY for patient access which is 0161 628 5604 to ease pressure. Thank you - We are here to help and support you.


Links to Novel Coronavirus resources below.

We just wanted to share a few useful links with you about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These links share information relevant for patients. 

Accessible Information Standard

Accessible Information Standard

NHS England has introduced an Accessible Information Standard to ensure patients with information or communication needs have accessible information. For example, larger print, use of hearing loop.

Block Lane Surgery are working within the standard and therefore asking patients when they make contact with the surgery, to highlight any needs with regards to the way information is available. This will then be recorded on your patient record for all future consultations/correspondence.

Further details below:

Accessible Information Standard (AIS)

Making healthcare information accessible 

    • A new Accessible Information standard was agreed in 2015
    • All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the AIS by law
    • Organisations must follow the standard in full by 31st July 2016

The Aims:

    • The AIS aims to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need.
    • The standard tells organisations how to make information accessible

     to:     

    •   patients         
    •   service users         
    •   their carers and parents 

This includes making sure that people get information in different formats it they need it, such as:

    •    large print     
    •    Braille        
    •    Easy read        

The AIS also tells organisations how to support people’s communication needs, e.g. by offering support from a British Sign Language interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter or an advocate.      

What does the Accessible Information Standard tell organisations to do

    1. Ask people if they have any information or communication needs and find out how to meet their needs
    2. Record those needs in a set way
    3. Highlight a person’s file, so it is clear that they have information or communication needs, and clearly explain how those needs should be met
    4. Share information about a person’s needs with other NHS and adult social care providers, when they have consent or permission to do so
    5. Make sure that people get information in an accessible way and communications support if they need it  

Who must follow the Accessible Information Standard? 

    • All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the standar
    • This includes NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts and GP practice
    • Organisations that pay for and make decisions about NHS and adult social care services must also support the standard

For more information on Accessible Information Standard, follow the link: www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo



 
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