Website accessibility

We want to ensure that people can access our services effectively and efficiently. Communication difficulties are a barrier for people accessing health care.
They are also a barrier for healthcare staff who want to give good, patient focused care.

Does the NHS Fife website conform to accessibility standards?

Yes. Most of the content on our site conforms to at least AA approval; we are constantly working to improve this. You can find out more about accessibility at:

For help in making your computer work best for you visit the ability net web site at:

If I need my information translated or in an accessible format who should I contact ?

NHS Fife provides accessible communication in a variety of formats including for people who are speakers of community languages, who speak British Sign Language, who require Easy Read versions, read Braille or use Audio formats.

The website is compatible with modern screen readers and other assistive technologies.

To find out more about accessible formats, email us at: or phone: 01592 729130

Health information in different languages and formats - including BSL, Easy Read and translations can also be found on

I have a hearing or speech impairment, how do I contact NHS Fife?

NHS Fife provides an SMS text service for people who find using the telephone difficult.
To contact NHS Fife SMS text service, please send a text to: 07805800005

British Sign Language speakers can contact:
Contact Scotland to make telephone calls to public, voluntary and private sectors services 24 hours a day.
For more details about using Contact Scotland-BSl (British Sign Language) visit: