NADP is a member of the Hearing Loss and Deafness Alliance
The Alliance is currently working with NHS England to implement their cross Government strategy, the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.
The National Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services – guidance for health commissioners will be presented by the Chief Scientific Officer for England, Professor Sue Hill OBE and Jim Fitzpatrick MP , Chair of the All Party Group on Deafness at an event at Portcullis House, Westminster.
The publication – following a key recommendation made in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss last year – has been produced with patient groups, services users, hearing loss charities and healthcare providers.
NADP chair Lidia Best and many of the organisations and individuals involved attended the event to hear how the comprehensive framework will address support for people whose hearing loss is affecting their ability to fully participate in society.
This publication is only the start of the process but it will give the Alliance a much improved platform for future discussions with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) and others over the coming months. CCGs make the decisions regarding the commissioning of each type of NHS care in their area. The Alliance will promote the use of the Framework across the health system and will be working with NHS England to develop more detailed plans about how this will happen.
IFHOH (International Federation of Hard of Hearing People) has released a video on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and how it applies to uphold the rights of people with hearing loss.
The IFHOH CRPD video is available at: https://youtu.be/_GaVQY5c26k