Email your health commissioner now and ask them to tell you what they are doing to ensure your child’s audiology service is good quality!
A couple of months ago we launched our Listen Up! campaign in response to an NHS report that revealed that one-third of children’s audiology services failed deaf children. We called on you to take action and email your MP to ask them what they were going to do to help ensure that all deaf children receive a good quality audiology service.
I would like to say a massive thank you to the many of you that took action. As a result of your action we secured a meeting with the Health Minister Dr Daniel Poulter and he has agreed to investigate further.
However our work is not done! It is important we continue to take action because we know that one-third of children’s audiology services failed deaf children and despite this the Government stopped inspecting these services. This means we have a very little idea of how children’s audiology services are doing now, leaving many families in the dark about how good or bad their child’s audiology service is.
So we need to keep the momentum going – please take action now and email your local health commissioner to find out more about the quality of your child’s audiology service.
Further updates will be coming your way soon so please keep an eye out and continue to take action to ensure all deaf children and young people receive a good quality audiology service.