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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for the East London NHS Foundation Trust’s THEDS website.

This website is run by the East London NHS Foundation Trust. 

The Website and Mobile Applications (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 are designed to ensure that public sector bodies have website and mobile applications that can used by as many people as possible.

This includes people with:

  • Impaired vision
  • Motor difficulties
  • Cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
  • Deafness or impaired hearing

This accessibility statement applies to the ELFT website and the staff intranet. It also applies to microsites hosted by the Trust.

NB. ELFT was midway through procuring a new combined website and intranet prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was taken to pause the project during the pandemic. The brief for the new platform included being complaint with the Accessibility Standard so we have had to make some interim adjustments until our new platform launches next year.

This website is run by East London NHS Foundation Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

The website AbilityNet has advice to help you make your device easier to use. 

We strive to make the website text as simple as possible to understand. Where we have used jargon or an acronym that wouldn't easily be explained by searching online, you can probably find it in the NHS Acronym Buster page. 
If there are still words, acronyms or terms you don’t understand, drop us a line at and we will get back to you. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact our

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you still feel your complaint has not been sufficiently addressed, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

East London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. As of May 2020 an audit is underway.