Imran Hussain – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Imran Hussain on 2015-11-16.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to enable people with limited English to access healthcare services.

Alistair Burt

The provision of language support, including interpretation and translation, is driven by the requirement for all National Health Service organisations to comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010. The provision of such services by NHS bodies is a matter for local determination based on the composition of the communities they serve, and the needs and circumstances of their patients, service users and local populations.