The Accessible Information Standard (AIS) is a new NHS England information standard which must be implemented by all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care.
The AIS aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensor loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example in large print, braille, professional communication support if they need it such as British Sign Language interpreter.
We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know:
- If you need information in braille, large print or easy read.
- If you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate.
- If we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool.
Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call us on (017683) 71369.
This information will be recorded on your medical record in a standardised way and highlighted to ensure we have information on your communication needs.
This information may be shared with other NHS and adult social care providers if required.
Access to Sign Language Interpreters
Cumbria Deaf Association for patients requiring British Sign Language, their contact details are below. They use local sign language interpreters and try to accommodate medical emergencies and short notice but would prefer 7 days’ notice if possible.
Cumbria Deaf Association: Telephone/Text phone: 01228 210205; Mobile/SMS: 07824 139683; email: email@example.com
Information submitted through secure forms is used only for the purposes of processing your request. We may
be in touch with you in relation to the information submitted.
All Information submitted through secure forms is secured with a private key and is accessed over a secure
connection by nominated staff. We have a strict confidentiality policy.
This information is not shared with any third party organisations.
This information is retained for up to 28 days.
Should you have any concerns about sending your personal details using the web,
please use one of the alternative methods offered by our organisation.