An interpreting service is available free of charge for patients using GP and NHS Hospital Services in England. This includes interpreting for people who are deaf or deaf/blind.
We prefer not to use a family member to interpret for you.
A member of the practice team will arrange an interpreter in your chosen language prior to your appointment. It can sometimes take time to arrange, therefore try to give us as much notice as possible to enable us to arrange this for you.
If you can not make the appointment, please let us know so we can also cancel the interpreter. These appointments can be used for someone else.
If you need an interpreter for a hospital appointment, contact the department at the hospital as soon as you receive your appointment details, and they will arrange the interpreter for you.