Visit COVID-19 resources

[Skip to Content]

RCOphth welcomes NHS England Accessible Information Standard

18 July 2016

By 31 July 2016 all providers of NHS and publicly funded adult social care services must have fully implemented NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes this new standard to ensure that all providers offer disabled patients and carers with the most appropriate communication arrangements for their needs.

Safe and effective care depends upon patients being able to understand the information they receive and to be able to discuss their needs collaboratively with their eye health professionals to make informed decisions about their care.

Other relevant sources of information:
GMC’s Good Medical Practice