The Accessible Information Standard: Update on implementation in community pharmacy

In 2015, NHS England introduced a new Accessible Information Standard (the Standard), which will become a legal requirement for all providers of NHS and adult social care services in England on the 31st July 2016, including community pharmacies.

Pharmacy contractors have an important role to play in ensuring NHS funded services are accessible to all, and pharmacy teams already make efforts to provide information to people in formats that they can understand and appropriate support to help them to communicate.

Pharmacy Voice and PSNC have worked together to produce a joint briefing to update community pharmacy contractors on the requirements of this Standard, as well as explaining what steps they need to take next and outlining how the pharmacy organisations will be supporting them.

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