Non English Speakers

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.

Video Resources

Please watch our videos as they are video explainer guides for patients including non-English speaking to help onboard in our practice.

They are short videos explaining

  • What is a GP
  • How to get a prescription
  • Structure of the NHS
  • NHS Eligibility and when patients may be charged
  • Registering with a GP and interpreting access.

Non-urgent advice: Click on the links below