The Equality Act does not prevent health workers recording deafness and communication needs in patient notes, the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) has confirmed.
Signature yesterday welcomed the Sick Of It report which revealed how the inaccessibility of health services is leading to poor health outcomes in deaf people.
If you have candidates that you are wanting to enrol for the NVQ3 qualification, please note all candidates for BSL/ISL311 and BSL/ISL312 must be registered on the portal before 31 March 2014. The External Verifier to visit the centre and verify these units by 31st March 2015.
Jim Edwards, chief executive of Signature, yesterday reiterated the importance of statutory regulation in driving up standards of British Sign Language (BSL)/English interpreting.
Signature chief executive, Jim Edwards will attend the BSL Coalition meeting in London today, 13 March 2014
Norman Lamb, Minister for Care and Support, has pledged to support and promote a new Deaf-Aware Care quality mark for residential care homes launched by RAD and [sonus], two national charities that support Deaf people.
As part of the government-funded I-Sign 2 Project, Signature were sub-contracted to develop and deliver a qualification for those in the Communication Support Worker (CSW) role in Key Stages 3 or 4, which includes the requirement for BSL Level 3 or the equivalent.