If you cannot speak or understand English, you can bring a friend or relative into your appointment to interpret for you. Or if you do not know anyone who can do this, we can arrange for an interpreter to be present. Please contact us about this well in advance, as we normally need around 10-14 days’ notice to arrange an interpreter.
Foreign Language leaflets
GP (family doctor) services: At the bottom of the NHS Choices webpage about GPs are some helpful leaflets in English for Asylum Seekers; Ethnic Gypsy, Roma & Travelling Communities; the Homeless and Visitors from Abroad.
Out of hours and emergency services: The NHS Choices webpage about NHS 111 has a range of foreign language leaflets describing out of hours health care.
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS): Below are links to information written for newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services (please note, they were written before NHS 111 was launched and newer versions are not available).