Here you will find examples of good practice from NHSScotland and other organisations
together with relevant contact information
- Guide Dogs (formerly Guide Dogs for the Blind Association) has published guidance which sets out minimum standards/guidelines for GPs' surgeries to ensure that their policies and practices take full account of the needs of people with a visual impairment, thus creating a more inclusive environment for all their patients. Three key areas constitute the focus of these guidelines:
- Information and Communication
- Staff Training
- The Physical Environment: Internal and External
The hope is that these guidelines will support the nation-wide commitment to end the injustice of health inequalities by creating environments of care delivery in which no user feels diminished.
Guide Dogs best practice guidelines for GPs
Lothian and City of Edinburgh Council recently
practice guidelines for council and NHS Lothian
staff on how to work with interpreters.
Victoria Hospital is amongst a number of health,
Government, educational, transport and other facilities
throughout the UK who have utilised the Deaf
Alerter system. Deaf
Alerter is a commercially available radio-based
fire alarm warning and public address messaging system for
Deaf and hard of hearing people. The system provides a solution
to the problem that they cannot hear audible alarm or public
address systems. It is a product of Deaf
An alternative product to Deaf Alerter is the deafSentry system which provides fire protection for the deaf and hard of hearing. By simply connecting it to an existing fire alarm panel, DDA compliant protection can be offered to deaf people. It is a product of MDH Wireless Technologies.
Practice in Action - website on Scottish Health On
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