Free professional confidential interpreters who are familiar with medical vocabulary.
When booking appointments, if your medical English is poor, please ask Reception to book an Interpreter for you; Brighton and Hove NHS have a contract with Sussex Interpreting Service to provide free professional confidential interpreters who are familiar with medical vocabulary.
You can also register with Sussex Interpreters and book an Interpreter yourself - but remember to cancel the interpreter if you cancel your appointment !
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