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SignHealth: You have until Sunday to make your opinion count in the new NHS Information Standard (BSL)

November 7, 2014

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One of the most important changes there’s ever been to healthcare for Deaf people comes a step closer this weekend, and you only have until Sunday to make sure your voice is heard. Information Standard from Deaf Health Charity SignHealth on Vimeo. A rough version of new rules for health workers was published a while […]

Ady Swinbourne: Why I got private hearing aids after 29 years with the NHS

November 2, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from September 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Having been born deaf with moderate to severe hearing loss, I’ve worn NHS hearing aids since my earliest months. In […]

Rebecca Atkinson: Why the NHS is the greatest social leveller deaf and disabled people have

September 29, 2014

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Life is a bunch of straws. You pull some longs ones. You pull some short ones. Maybe you got born into a family with money. Or maybe you got born into a family on the brink of existence with barely enough to eat. You don’t get the choice. Maybe you got good health, a fully […]

Deaf News: American Deaf woman sues to get sign language interpreter for baby’s birth

September 1, 2014

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Earlier this year, a British Deaf couple made headlines when they complained about the lack of an interpreter during their baby’s birth. Things aren’t any better across the Atlantic, as this story from America shows. Extract from the Miami Herald: Sometime this month or next, Cheylla Silva will be admitted to Baptist Hospital to give […]

Emily Howlett: We need to stop thinking that government changes won’t affect us

August 21, 2014

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There are such a lot of insidious, barely noticeable changes happening right now that it’s pretty much impossible for anyone outside of Westminster to keep up. (Personally, I’m not even convinced anyone inside has managed to keep up.) There’s been a lot of talk about Access To Work recently. Facebook and Twitter keep flashing up […]

Deaf News: Hearing Link joins forces with Patient Opinion to gather views on NHS services

August 19, 2014

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The UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link has joined forces with Patient Opinion to make it easier for people with hearing loss and their families to report back on their experiences of NHS services. Patient Opinion is an independent and non-profit organisation that gathers patient feedback on health services in the UK. The feedback is […]

Deaf News: NHS consulting on new communication rules for deaf patients

August 15, 2014

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NHS England have revealed this week that they are consulting on a range of measures to firstly take account of patient’s communication needs and then take steps to provide information to patients in the most appropriate way. If adopted, the ‘Accessible Information Standard’ will mean hospitals and GPs must provide communication support like sign language interpreters […]