The NHS is for everyone, so your NHS service website needs to be accessible. If your website is not accessible to everyone who needs it, you may be breaking the 2010 Equality Act. So, it is time to update your PCN or GP practice website to meet accessibility standards. If you want to learn more about the importance of accessibility for your website, click here to read our other posts.
We know that there is a lot of work involved in making websites accessible, so we want to make your life easier with official NHS branded website templates, designed by the NHS for the NHS.
NHS digital services must meet at least level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and aim for AAA where possible, so we have created templates that do most of the work for you! Our website templates for PCN federations and GP practices are perceivable, operable, and robust.
You need to make sure users can recognise and use your website with whichever sense is available to them. So we have made sure that our templates do the following:
Regardless of how people access your content, for example using assistive technology, you need to ensure that users can find and use your content.
This means you need to do things like:
Our templates are also robust, meaning they will allow you to ensure that users are able to interpret the content on any device.
And don’t worry we will update and maintain the website for you, so it will never go out of date for accessibility needs.
Designed by the NHS for the NHS – PrimaryWeb