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
If you know of a patient who may have difficulties explaining their symptoms to a doctor or nurse - we have access to a Language Line Translation Service.
This can be used whilst the patient is in the consulting room by using the telephone to access an interpreter who will assist the patient to explain their symptoms and enable the doctor to treat the patient and advise them accordingly.