Supporting the needs of all patients within the remit of the Equality Act 2010
The reasonable adjustment flag is a national record which indicates that reasonable adjustments are required for a patient and optionally includes details of the patient’s significant impairments and key adjustments that should be considered.
NHS England and NHS Digital have built a reasonable adjustment flag in the NHS Spine to enable health and care professionals to record, share and view patients’ reasonable adjustments across the NHS. This enables staff and services to carry out this anticipatory duty wherever the patient is treated.
Families were involved in it’s development. Lynne Mccarrick explains that…‘Reasonable Adjustments…..took many meetings but significant positive changes are happening for those like my son who require specialist transfer/medics in order to be able to attend hospital.’
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