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Non-English Speakers


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


EnglishUrduUrdu (اردو )
albaniaAlbanian (shqiptar)indiaHindi (हिंदी)
egyptArabic ( عربى )lithuaniaLithuanian (lietuviškai)
bulgariaBulgarian (български)polandPolish (Polskie)
chinaChinese (Cantonese) (廣東)portugalPortuguese (Português)
chinaChinese (Mandarin) (普通话)spainSpanish (Español)
russiaRussian (русский)FrenchFrench (Français)
TurkishTurkish (Türk)PunjabiPunjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
GujeratiGujarati (ગુજરાતી)SomaliSomali
CroatianCroatian (hrvatski)BengaliBengali (বাঙালি)


Booking an Interpreter


If you require a translator to accompany you to your appointment with the Doctor or Nurse our receptionists can arrange this for you.  


Please make your need for a translator known at the time of booking your appointment as the translator service need advance notice of the appointment date and time to ensure that they can provide a person who speaks the required language.  


Translation services are also available.

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