Our Health in Your Hands
A campaign has been launched for the Deaf community.
It explains that you have a right under law to request an interpreter in a healthcare setting like a hospital and a GP surgery when you need one.
It also explains that you should have an interpreter who has the proper qualifications to do the job. It will help you complain if you don’t get a good service.
NRCPD stands for the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People.
NRCPD has a register on the internet, of all the interpreters who have been assessed and are able to interpret to an agreed standard.
You should ask to see the interpreter’s badge when you go for health appointments to check they are qualified to the right level to support you.