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“Fantastic. Patient was at ease and appointment relaxed. Patient wants to see your interpreter again for procedure” – NHS Teaching Hospital
Our confidential medical & hospital interpreting services provide uniquely helpful and supportive interpreters for in- and outpatient wards and clinics, as well as for GP surgeries, residential & community healthcare, and the Mental Health sector.
Our professionally-qualified CRB/DBS-cleared interpreters are available in most languages, including BSL and SSE. In addition we’ll work with you to arrange cost-saving interpreting grouping, with minimal travel costs, where possible. We also offer professional medical translation services, including Braille transcription, for your staff and patients.
“We consider your company to be the benchmark of best practice” – NHS Trust
Weak or clumsy medical interpreting deters patients with weak English from attending appointments. Where they do attend, medical outcomes are sub-optimal as a result of poor communication.
Most DNAs occur because patients fail to understand their appointment, forget it, or fear they won’t be understood (or understand).
DNAs place an expensive strain on your resources, as well as depriving other patients of them. Our in-language reminders (text or call) not only remind patients of their appointment, but also reassure them that they’ll have good interpreting to support them. As a result DNAs are much less likely to occur. You can find more info in our Medical Interpreting Brochure (PDF, 158kb)
Healthcare environments are scary, especially when you can’t communicate easily. By ensuring easy communication between patient and care professional, our helpful and professional medical and hospital interpreter services firstly help your professionals to achieve more effective consultations. In addition, patients are more likely to follow medication and to attend follow-up appointments.
For the healthcare professional more effective consultations help to achieve better outcomes and also release more time to see more patients. In addition, less wasted time and reduced DNAs helps to improve the utilisation of valuable medical assets.
And in addition to reduced costs and better outcomes, providing really good interpreting services also yields better patient trust, outcomes & user satisfaction. That in turn improves survey results, producing better rankings and potentially more investment.
Because through our 30 years’ experience we’ve built an exceptional UK-wide medical interpreter network in over 100 languages. Because our friendly team has delivered 1000’s of hours of much-complimented interpreting to private and public healthcare in surgeries, clinics, hospitals, social care, and the Mental Health sector. And because we’re recommended.
Here’s just some reasons why:
“We consider your company to be the benchmark of best practice”
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“Your company always provides a fantastic service!”