Accessible information report
The report recommends several actions for organisations that will ensure everyone receives information in the most accessible format for them
Since August 2016, the Accessible Information Standard has stated that health and care organisations are legally required to provide a consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing, and meeting the information and communication support needs of patients, service users, carers, and parents with a disability, impairment, or sensory loss.
However, the report shows that many people are not getting information from GPs, hospitals, dentists, care providers and others in a format that they can access without help.
Healthwatch North Yorkshire and Healthwatch York have been working together to understand the situation and work with others to improve things.