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      Read our responses to health and social care related consultations

      We respond to health and social care related consultations which affect the lives of people with hearing loss, in particular for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and for government departments.

      Collection contents (6 publications)

      Adult social care inquiry (House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee)

      As a member of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA), we’re calling on government to invest in care and support for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

      Consultation response
      Updated 18 Aug 2016
      Health and social care

      Long-term sustainability of the NHS (House of Lords Select Committee)

      We submitted evidence which highlighted the need for innovative approaches to make sure NHS services address the growing prevalence and impact of hearing loss in the years to come.

      Consultation response
      Updated 15 Sep 2016
      Health and social care

      NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard review

      Although NHS and social care services are making progress in terms of implementing NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard, more work is needed to ensure people who are deaf or have hearing loss realise the full benefits of good communication.

      Consultation response
      Updated 29 Mar 2017
      Health and social care

      The Department of Health's Care Act regulations and guidance

      Our response highlighted the need for local authorities to consider the communication needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss when commissioning services and developing local plans and strategies.

      Consultation response
      Updated 20 Aug 2014
      Health and social care

      The Department of Health's mandate to NHS England to 2020

      In light of recent hearing aid cuts and variations in service quality, we want NHS England to meet its commitments in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss and provide better support and guidance to CCGs – and to intervene if there is no improvement.

      Consultation response
      Updated 16 Dec 2015
      Health and social care

      NICE guideline consultation response

      Action on Hearing Loss have submitted a formal consultation response to the draft guideline on the assessment and management of hearing loss in adults published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Action on Hearing Loss lobbied for the publication of this guideline and the final version is due to be published in May 2018. The publication of the NICE guideline is vitally important. It reflects the national priority to tackle the growing public health challenge of hearing loss and will further strengthen the case for the prevention and management of hearing loss. It will enable providers and commissioners to recognise the impact of hearing loss on individuals, and the economic burden that unaddressed hearing loss places on the health and social care system. When put into practice, these guidelines have the potential to effectively target health and care resources to significantly improve patient outcomes, in line with the best available evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness.

      Consultation response
      Updated 5 Feb 2018
      Health and social care