Non English Speaking

Updated on 22nd April 2016 at 9:19 am


The practice can arrange an interpreter with notice.  Here you will find some links to translated health information.

If you have an android phone you may be interested to know that North Tyneside CCG have designed a translator app which can be downloaded from the Google Store

Baby and Children

UNICEF  provide translated patient information leaflets in the following areas:

  • Breastfeeding your baby
  • Caring for your baby at night

Back Pain

Sheffield Back Pain provide translated patient information leaflets in the following areas:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica


Macmillan Cancer Support provide translated patient information leaflets in the following areas:

Cancer symptoms and awareness

  • Bladder and kidney cancer symptoms
  • Bowel cancer symptoms
  • Breast cancer symptoms
  • Lung cancer symptoms
  • Mouth cancer symptoms
  • Ovarian cancer symptoms
  • Prostate cancer symptoms
  • Skin cancer (melanoma) symptoms

Types of cancer 

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer in women booklet
  • Early (localised) prostate cancer booklet
  • Colon cancer booklet
  • Large bowel cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Treatment for cancer

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • Surgery
  • Living with Cancer
  • The cancer guide booklet
  • Claiming benefits
  • Help with the cost of cancer booklet
  • What you can do to help yourself

 End of life  

  • End of life

Caesarian Section

Sheffield Teaching Hospital provide translated information.


Alzhieimer’s Society  provide a translated dementia guide for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. It will also be useful to the friends and family of someone with a recent diagnosis.

Chinese Healthy Living Centre


Diabetes UK  provide translated diabetes patient information leaflets.

Female Genital Mutilation

NHS Choices provide translated leaflets in Arabic, French and Somali

Healthy Living

The British Heart Foundation provide free publications, leaflets, DVDs and more for heart patients, their families and people who want to learn more about living healthily in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Welsh.


Sheffield Teaching Hospital provide translated information.


AIDSmap provide a variety of translated resources and patient information leaflets.

Mental Health

Royal College of Psychiatrists provide translated mental health leaflets in a variety of languages.

Chinese Mental Health Association provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems.

Organ Donation

Sheffield Teaching Hospital

Other Information

NHS Business Services Authority provide translated information regarding NHS Health Costs   is an independent health platform, established for over 15 years. With more than 18 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals across the globe.

The site contains over 4000 health information leaflets, which can be easily translated into other languages.

NHS Screening Programmes

Bowel Screening leaflet in other languages

Cervical screening leaflet in other languages

Breast screening leaflet in other languages

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer UK has launched a telephone translation service so anyone with prostate concerns or questions can access support and information from its expert team of specialist nurses. With over 200 languages available, you can talk through a confidential 3-way conversation with an interpreter by simply calling 0800 074 8383 and saying, in English, the language you need.  This service is also available to partners, family members and friends.  Information about the service in other languages is available