Vaccination support for blind and partially sighted people

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Dear NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am writing to you about the Covid-19 vaccination programme being led by your Clinical Commissioning Group and how you are supporting blind and partially sighted people to access the programme.

Please could you answer the following questions under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) Are you ensuring information sent to a visually impaired person about vaccine appointments or provided to them at a vaccination centre is available in an accessible format such as large print and braille? If yes, how?

2) Are you providing clear information on the location of vaccine centres, such as public transport options and alternatives for blind and partially sighted people? If yes, how?

3) Are you making sure that vaccination venues have clear signage and good levels of lighting to enable blind and partially sighted people to access them? If yes, how?

4) Are you ensuring staff and volunteers at vaccination centres are trained to provide support to people with sight loss, such as providing verbal or sighted guiding where necessary? If yes, how?

5) Are you aware of and using the sight loss sector guidance on vaccine rollout which is available here: https://www.sightlosscouncils.org.uk/wp-... If yes, how have you used this?

Yours faithfully,

Mike Bell
Senior Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager
Thomas Pocklington Trust

FOI (NHS CHESHIRE CCG), NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mike Bell,

Please find attached formal acknowledgment of your Freedom of Information request.

Whilst we will endeavour to respond to your request within 20 working days, this may not always be possible due to the current national situation regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Should you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on this email address.

Kind regards,

Chris Clegg
Governance & Compliance Officer
NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
[Cheshire CCG request email]
www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk

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FOI (NHS CHESHIRE CCG), NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mike Bell,

Please find attached NHS Cheshire CCG’s response to your Freedom of Information request.

Should you require any additional information, or wish to discuss this response further, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below.

Kind regards,

Chris Clegg
Governance & Compliance Officer
NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
[Cheshire CCG request email]
www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk

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