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 well in advance about this, as we will normally need around 10-14 days notice.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to 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.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages