You can self-refer to Talk Liverpool who are able to provide a full range of counselling techniques. Click here for more information.
Help is available to assist you in giving up smoking following counselling from the Smokefree Liverpool service. Speak to the receptionists for more information or telephone 0800 195 2131.
This service is offered in conjunction with Addaction; we are unable to provide a service to clients whose attendants for appointments is erratic, or whose behaviour is offensive.
Our practice is committed to providing experience to the next generation of health care workers. If you find one sitting with the doctor or nurse at your appointment and feel embarrassed or inhibited by their presence, please ask if they can leave whilst you are seen. This is your right and not a problem for anyone.
Shared care according to Liverpool Diabetes guidelines and the diabetes register ensures seamless care in the management of your diabetes. We will arrange for your retinas to be screened annually by Retina Camera mobile unit. This is important; if you miss it, please contact Wendy Pritchard, who is responsible for the management of your care.
Patient Accessible Information Standard - Information
Patient Accessible Information Standard
This is a new standard being introduced by NHS England which has been developed to support the Equality Act.
The purpose of the standard is to make sure that people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss have access to information that they can understand and get any communication support they might need. This also applies to parents and carers of these people.
This does not apply to:
- Patients who prefer to get their information in other formats that do not have a disability or sensory loss.
- Foreign language translation
- People who have difficulty reading or understanding information for reasons other than a disability, impairment or sensory loss for example due to low literacy or a learning difficulty like dyslexia as distinct from a learning disability.
For example they might need their information in a format other than standard printed letters; such as braille, easy read, via email etc.
Also they may need help with communication through use of a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter, an advocate etc.
What is included in the standard?
- Ask people if they have any information or communication needs and find out what they are
- Record those needs
- Highlight in the patient records what the needs are and how they should be met
- Share these needs with other NHS adult social care providers with their consent.
- Make sure that they receive information in a way that meets their needs and that they get any communication support that they need.
More information about the standard can be found at www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo
Accessible Information Standard
NHS England has produced the resources below to provide an update on the accessible information standard, click on links below:
- Accessible Information Standard (PDF)
- Accessible Information Standard (easy read) (PDF)
- Accessible Information Standard (audio) (MP3)
- Accessible Information Standard – British Sign Language (video and subtitles) (YouTube video)
PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION - Easyhealth
Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information . ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures