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Updated February 2022

NHS Accessible Information Standard

A new report written by RNIB, SignHealth and other organisations shows widespread failures to meet the communication and information needs of patients across the NHS. The report reviews how well the NHS Accessible Information Standard is being implemented. It recommends urgent steps to make sure everyone can access their health information.

More than five years since the introduction of the NHS England Accessible Information Standard, only one in 10 patients with communication needs – including blind and partially sighted patients – have equitable access to healthcare.

To access the report, click on this link.


Acumen Survey

Acumen is currently organising research on behalf of a charity that supports people affected by central vision loss.  The purpose of this research is to understand the unmet needs and opinions of people with macular disease, and those involved in their care, the impact that the condition has on daily lives, and what help and support services would be most helpful to both patients and to those close to them.

People interested in the study can follow the link below to complete the initial screening questions:

Support for people with sight loss and diabetes

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust offers an education programme to support individuals with a formal diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. This programme has been adapted to be more inclusive for those with sight and/or hearing impairments.

If you have sight loss and Type 2 Diabetes and would like information to help you manage your diabetes, contact the Community Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service on 01743 277 696 or by email at


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