The Beacon Medical Centre

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Non English Speakers

Find out about the NHS and how to access communication services in your native language.


If English is not your first language, you can ask your GP or medical practitioner to communicate through an interpreter.  Our surgery can arrange this through LanguageLine which is a interpretation and translation to healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients at their critical moments of need. Often this is available using a telephone or via a virtual browser.

NHS Service information

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals from other countries. 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


england English Urdu Urdu
albania Albanian india Hindi
egypt Arabic lithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarian poland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese) portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin) spain Spanish
russia Russian French French
Turkish Turkish Punjabi Punjabi
Gujerati Gujerati Somali Somali
Croatian Croatian Bengali Bengali
Iran Farsi