An interpreting service is available free of charge for patients using GP and NHS hospital services in Scotland. This includes interpreting for people who are Deaf or deafblind.
We do not allow children to act as interpreters during your treatment or appointments.
The practice will arrange the interpreter for your GP appointment. To make sure we can support you effectively we need you do certain things. So, let us know you need this help as soon as possible. This should be as soon as you make an appointment with your GP.
- You may need a friend or relative who speaks English to tell us this the first time you need an interpreter.
- Be sure to let us know if you will not be coming for your appointment or treatment.
- Lets us know if you have had any problems with communication during your appointment or treatment. This will help us improve the service.
- Tell us if communication was good. This also helps us give a good service.