Local GPs deliver accessible information for visually impaired patients after visit by MP

Lynne Featherstone with Haringey Phoenix members and staff from Dukes Avenue PracticeIn the latest breakthrough in her fight for equal access to health information for local blind and partially sighted residents, Lynne Featherstone MP on Friday had a commitment from Dukes Avenue Practice that they will produce information in accessible formats for their visually impaired patients.
The assurances were given as the Hornsey and Wood Green MP visited the Muswell Hill based surgery with members of the Haringey Phoenix Group in a bid to help advise on the best way of delivering for visually impaired residents. The visit was set up after Lynne wrote to all GP surgeries in her constituency in the summer about their provision of information in formats such as Braille, audio and large print.
This was the latest step in the ‘losing patients’ campaign, which aims to get local providers to adhere to laws that ensure health information is accessible in all formats.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“It’s great to see that our fight for accessible health information is picking up steam, with many local GPs showing a real willingness to develop good systems that deliver for blind and partially sighted residents.
“The visit to Dukes Avenue has been especially encouraging – they are really going the extra mile to make sure they meet their patients’ needs – and today I think we have made great strides for visually impaired residents here in Muswell Hill.”