Does the NHS have to provide an interpreter?

Do you know about your rights to language support in NHS settings?
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The NHS has a legal responsibility to make sure that the services they provide are equally accessible to all sections of the community. Guidance to services also makes clear that a professional interpreter should always be offered where language is an issue in discussing health matters. 

Healthwatch England have published a new advice article about rights to language translation and interpretation in NHS settings

Does the NHS have to provide an interpreter? | Healthwatch

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