Don’t let the language barrier get in the way of high-quality NHS healthcare. Interpreters can make sure that healthcare professionals and patients can understand each other in critical medical situations.
Why are NHS Interpretation Services Important?
The National Health Service is a British institution which has been under attack by funding cuts and staffing issues for years. Meanwhile, there has been a steadily rising number of patients who do not speak English as a first language, if at all, which can have a significant impact on whether or not patients will receive the appropriate medical treatment.
London Translations can provide skilled NHS interpreters who have specific experience in providing interpretation services to the medical sector. Our NHS interpreting service is adept at assisting with explaining complex terminology in any language and expressing a patient’s concerns to medical specialists.
Unlike other forms of interpretation, NHS interpreting is almost exclusively conducted face-to-face, though telephone interpretations for the NHS are also available for last-minute appointments or meetings which do not last a particularly long time. Face-to-face interpretations allow for easier expression of sensitive information or even bad news, as the use of body language on the part of the interpreter can help to express diagnoses or next steps in a more subtle or nuanced way.
Cost-Effective Services for Interpreting Across the NHS
Hiring a professional NHS interpreter is not only beneficial on a linguistic and human level. NHS interpretation services have been proven to help improve efficiency and reduce costs of running the service as a whole.
London Translations’ dedicated NHS interpreters will be well-versed in complex medical terminology and are available for home visits as well as operating from hospitals, GP offices and other care centres.
Although face-to-face interpreting services are generally preferable for the purposes of the NHS, in many cases, it is far more cost-effective and just as useful to make use of phone or video interpreting. These can be used on an on-demand basis, and give the healthcare sector access to interpreters in any spoken or signed language around the clock, without sacrificing the quality of the interpreting.
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