Language provisions in access to care

Posted on October 3, 2016 by

A new report by the Multilingual Manchester team addresses provision of interpreters and language services in Manchester, with the aim of establishing whether there are any barriers to the use of language provisions that potentially affect access to health care.

The report has the title Language provisions in access to primary and hospital care in central Manchester, and is authored by Leonie Gaiser and Yaron Matras. The research it reports on was carried out in collaboration with the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Manchester. You can read a summary of the report’s findings here. Yaron had this to say:

The dynamics of constant population changes in a global city such as Manchester mean that the availability in principle of interpreter provisions in the health care system is a permanent necessity. Regular compilation and analysis of data can help us understand trends and plan provisions in a cost-effective manner.

Well done to Leonie and Yaron!