We understand how important it is for a patient and doctor to be able to communicate.
Ideally an English-speaking friend or family member would accompany a non-English speaking patient, however with advance warning we will endeavour to arrange for an interpreter if required. Patients must ask for this when booking an appointment so this can be arranged in time. Assistance can be obtained at the reception to help you identify the specific language you require.
You can also use the Google Translate functionality to translate this website into a number of different languages.
The following fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services and the National Health Service (NHS) to newly arrived individuals. It covers issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.