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Sensory Impairment and Dual Sensory Impairment Training


Course Overview

Sensory impairment and dual sensory impairment training aims to improve awareness of how to meet the needs of patients with sensory impairment. The training lasts 3 hours and is delivered through experiential learning and case studies which will be tailored to the staff group attending

Learning Outcomes

This course is being delivered within specific health care settings within NHSGG&C and is aimed at those working with or supporting people with sensory impairments or as a first stage awareness into dual sensory impairment.


The course has been designed to support implementation of best practice with patients who have either single or dual sensory impairment.


The course also reminds staff of the legal duty to support communication with patients through the provision of interpreting services. As part of this course, there will be a short reminder of NHSGG&C Interpreting Policy including demonstration of telephone interpreting system.


The course covers: 

  • Definitions of impairment
  • Impact of sensory impairment
  • Communication exercises,
  • Environmental factors for communication.
  • How do we communicate, methods and systems that are used with sensory impaired people.
  • Improving practice within your area
  • Demonstration of Telephone Interpreting

Course Provider

Deaf Connections, Visibility Scotland and Deafblind Scotland

Who Should Attend:

It is important that all Health and Social Care staff are able to recognise and respond to sensory impairment and thus this course is aimed at practitioners who are front line and have ongoing and regular patient contact.  It is also aimed at staff who work with vulnerable groups of patients.  This will include Acute Services staff and Primary Care staff (including G.P’s, Practice Nurses, Health Visitors, District Nurses), Mental Health, Learning Disability and Addiction Staff.



Duration: This course is a three hour programme. The first 45 minutes of this session is for Acute staff and will focus on Sensory impairment developments within the Acute setting. Community staff are welcome to attend this session or arrive slightly later on in the programme. 


Within 7 days, delegates will be sent a link to the course evaluation by online survey.

Tutor Led Course:

Click on one of the dates below to book a place on the course.

22nd Jan 2018 9:30 - 12:30 Glasgow Royal Infirmary, New Lister Building, Level 1, Lecture Theatre 1 

If you need any information on specific course content, the venue or booking process, please do not hesitate to contact Learning and Education 0141 278 2700.