NHS audiology – adult hearing services guidance

A series of guides have been published to help the NHS increase access, quality and choice in adult hearing services whilst making the most of available resources

The guides, published this week, advise how stakeholders in NHS hearing care can work together to deliver the goals in the Five Year Forward View – including putting patients first, improving access and follow-up, delivering more care out-of-hospital and making better use of limited resources. Most importantly the guidance sets the stage to take preventative health more seriously by thinking of hearing care as a public health, rather than medical, challenge.

The series of guides aimed at commissioners, providers, health and wellbeing boards and Healthwatch are available online from the National Community Hearing Association

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