Interpreting and translation service in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark

In January 2020, Commissioners across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham awarded DA Languages the contract for delivering Primary Care Interpreting Services across all GP practices in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.

What services are provided?

The primary care interpretation service provides telephone, video and face to face interpreting for over 100 languages spoken within Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.

British Sign Language Interpreting is also available for patients with sensory difficulties.

A translation service is available upon request.

Who can use the service?

The service is available to all patients registered with a GP practice in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham who need interpreting support when seeing a GP or a nurse at their GP practice.

How to book an interpreter?

Patients can ask for an interpreter when booking an appointment.

For more information please see the patient leaflet below. This is available in multiple languages.

Due to the COVID 19 virus pandemic we advise that, when possible, interpretation takes place via telephone or video.

Service Development

In 2018–19 Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham commissioners reviewed interpreting and translation service for patients in GP surgeries and have worked together to make improvements to the service to ensure that it meets the needs of the local population.

We spoke to, and surveyed people, to understand their experience of interpreting services in GP surgeries and whether they were aware of the service.  We also spoke to GPs, nurses and receptionists as well. What people told us helped us to develop a new service. We appointed DA Languages Ltd which has provided the service since March 2020. 

You can read a copy of the report of the findings from the engagement in the review across Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark. You can also read a report about the engagement that was carried out in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, how we advertised the review and who we engaged with. 

EnglishFor more information about the service including a patient pledge please click here.
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Polish Więcej informacji o tym serwisie, w tym o zobowiązaniu wobec pacjentów, można znaleźć tutaj.
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SpanishPara más información acerca de este servicio incluyendo una garantía para el paciente, cliquea aquí.  
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British Sign LanguageWhat people told us helped us to develop a new service and we have appointed DA Languages Ltd to deliver the service.   To find out more about the improvements we have made, you can view this video which has been translated into British Sign Language. Subtitles are also available.  

For further information please email Yvonne Davies.