Translation and interpreting services

Here you can find out how to arrange to have an interpreter present at a health appointment, obtain language translations, or receive information in different formats.

Booking an interpreter for your appointment

All healthcare providers in North Somerset are able to provide interpretation services, either via telephone or with a face-to-face interpreter.

If possible, book your appointment in advance as it may take a few days to arrange for an interpreter to be there. If you’re having difficulty, please contact our Patient, Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

We use Language Line for telephone interpreting, as do GP surgeries.

Our North Somerset CCG information in accessible formats

If you need any of our published information in another language or format – such as Easy Read, braille, CD or audio tape – please contact:

Corporate Services Manager
Tel: 01275 546770

NHS and public health advice in other languages

NHS Choices has an automatic translation service, which means you can read information on conditions, treatments and wellbeing in your first language.

NHS Choices translation services