Quality standard

Diversity, equality and language

Diversity, equality and language

Equality issues were considered during development and equality assessments for this quality standard are available. Any specific issues identified during development of the quality statements are highlighted in each statement.

Good communication between healthcare practitioners and people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is essential. Treatment, care and support, and the information given about it, should be culturally appropriate. It should also be accessible to people with additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities, and to people who do not speak or read English. People with FH should have access to an interpreter or advocate if needed.

Commissioners and providers should aim to achieve the quality standard in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. Nothing in this quality standard should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.

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