Health information in other languages

& Easy Read format

A lot of information about health, including illnesses and disorders, is available in other languages, for people from ethnic minorities and in Easy Read English for people with learning disabilities.

Click here to go to A Picture of Health – a library of Easy Read leaflets on health issues, run by NHS South West.

Some of the Trust’s own leaflets are also available in Easy Read. Click here

Below is our guide in Polish on what to do if you are ill or injured in northern Devon.

Choroba lub wypadek w północnym Devon? (Ill or injured in Northern Devon?)

These are some of the main websites with other health information:

NHS 111
The national information and help service on all elements of health
http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx

Equip
An NHS site, with a wide range of information
http://www.equip.nhs.uk/language.html

Patient UK
A wide range of information, as provided by GPs to patients
http://www.patient.co.uk/translations.asp

Patient Information Centre
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust
http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/?p=resources

Health information in Polish
Run by NHS Scotland, but with a lot of information about specific conditions and illnesses
http://www.polishinformationplus.co.uk/index.aspx

Health for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Portal (HARP)
An independent site that provides information for the NHS professionals and patients
http://www.harpweb.org.uk/index.php

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre
Designed to help the Chinese community in the UK, with more than 200 translated leaflets
http://www.cnhlc.org.uk/

Black Health Initiative
Leeds-based voluntary organisation, with a mass of information for the African and African-Caribbean communities
http://www.bcathealthinitiative.co.uk/index.htm

Race for Health
A national initiative to make the health service fairer for people from black and minority ethnic communities. Includes a large number of links to community health groups and national agencies, as well as examples of good practice.
http://www.raceforhealth.org/information.php

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust can also provide translated versions of its own patient information. Please call 01271 311575 for help.

Last updated: March 1, 2016