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GPC - Action on Hearing Loss

The GPC have requested that the following message be distributed to practices via LMCs; hopefully all practices will find this guidance helpful.

Action on Hearing Loss

One in six of the population has some form of hearing loss, rising to over half of people over 60 years old.This is a condition affecting a high proportion of patients, and yet they can face issues when visiting their GP, from communication problems to difficulties booking appointments, as outlined in a recent report from Action on Hearing Loss entitled Access All Areas.Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), have asked us to distribute their guidance to GPs to make surgeries more accessible to people with hearing loss.The guidance is available at the following link:

http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/supporting-you/gp-support/making-your-surgery-accessible/making-your-surgery-accessible.aspx

Dr. Robert Morley
Birmingham Local Medical Committee

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