• Accessible Communication Symbol

          To request a different format of any of our patient leaflets please email ddocs.governance@nhs.net or telephone 01392 822340.   

    Devon Doctors is very pleased to be able to use the new Accessible Communication Symbol, developed by the NHS in Cornwall.  We will be using this symbol on all our printed information (such as patient leaflets). 

    The symbol shows examples of formats and help available, including audio files, Braille, DVDs, Easy Read and foreign languages.  It also provides the relevant contact details for people to submit requests.  It is hoped more and more organisations will start using the symbol, making it easily recognisable to anyone with communication difficulties. 

    The Accessible Communication Symbol was developed by a group led by NHS Kernow and including other NHS organisations in Cornwall, Cornwall Council and voluntary groups. It is designed to be an easy to understand method of letting people know they can request information in a different format to meet their needs. It will be displayed on printed information produced by participating organisations from now on and added to existing material as it is reprinted.

    The symbol is just one of local initiatives to help these with communication difficulties access information and is now spreading from Cornwall to the rest of the South West.

    For more information about using the symbol please contact communications@kernowccg.nhs.uk

    Devon Doctors would like to extend its thanks to NHS Kernow for providing it with the symbol which will assist people across Devon to access information in a format of their choice.


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