Peterborough NHS Deaf Health Forum on June 25th. Your views count.

deaf health forum June 2015

Deaf BSL users in Peterborough are being invited to give their views on the NHS at the first CDA Peterborough NHS Forum.

Working in partnership, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association have agreed to hold deaf health forum meetings every six-months to ensure that the views of deaf patients are taken into account to help improve services. The forums will also help to increase knowledge of existing services that are available and how to access them.

Representatives from the CCG will also give people an update on some of the latest local NHS projects. The meetings will be BSL interpreted and have speech-to-text provided by AI Media.

Andy Palmer, Managing Director of CDA said: “We have a good relationship with Cambridge and Peterborough CCG and this forum is an important step in ensuring that the views of deaf patients in the Peterborough area are counted. We plan to meet every six-months to review progress and work to ensure that the terrible health outcomes for BSL users across the UK become a thing of the past in Peterborough.”

Last year, charity Sign Health produced a report called ‘Sick of It’ which detailed shocking evidence that deaf BSL users in the UK are more likely to die younger, have diabetes or high blood pressure.

Meeting details:

  • When: Thursday 25th June
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Where: Quaker Meeting House, Thorpe Road, Peterborough

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Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Live speech to text for this meeting is provided by AI Media