A Workshop for Health Professionals and Disabled People

The Provision of Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People by Hospital Services: Getting Things Changed.

If you would like to attend this workshop information and how to book a place can be found here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-provision-of-reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-people-by-hospital-services-getting-things-tickets-31494052559?utm_term=eventname_text

Aim of the Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to address the current provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services.

Its objectives are:

For participants to hear about examples of good practice from around the country about how individual hospitals provide reasonable adjustments to their services for disabled people.

For participants to identify strategies that are working, and those that could be developed, within their own hospital.

For participants to discuss why some hospitals are better able than others in providing reasonable adjustments to their services for disabled people.

For participants to plan how to ‘get things changed’ to maximise the delivery of reasonably adjusted hospital services.

For participants to fully understand their responsibilities, and that of their hospital, in providing reasonably adjusted services for disabled people.


We are committed to ensuring that any necessary reasonable adjustments are provided for disabled participants.

The event will be held in a level-access building, with automatic doors.

The building is fitted with a hearing loop system.

A British Sign Language interpreter will be present.

Information provided to delegates will be available in large print.

Free parking, including disabled parking spaces, will be available.

On registering for this event, you will be given the opportunity to note any other reasonable adjustments you would like us to provide. A member of the research team will then contact you to discuss these needs further, if required.


Teas, coffees, and lunch will be provided for this event. On registering, you will be given the opportunity to note any dietary requirements.


The workshop is free attend, however places are limited. If you are interested in attending, please register to confirm your place as soon as possible.

The registration period will end on Friday 17th March, 2017.

Further information

The UK Equality Act (2010) requires all organisations to make changes or ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their services to ensure that disabled people are not unfairly disadvantaged. This requirement to provide reasonable adjustments includes hospitals and other providers of health and social care. Examples of reasonable adjustments may include: improving physical access to hospital buildings; providing information in accessible formats; or changing the timing, length or location of patient appointments.

The ‘Getting Things Changed: Tackling Disabling Practices’ programme is investigating the barriers that disabled people experience in a number of different contexts, in order to highlight, and subsequently fill, potential gaps that develop between policies (such as the UK Equality Act, 2010), and practices (such as providing reasonable adjustments). For more information about the programme, please see our website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/gettingthingschanged/

For further information about the workshop please contact Dr Stuart Read:
Email: stuart.read@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 331 0471