An interim review of interpreting and translating services in health and social care

Author:
ROSENBERG Jenny
Publisher:
Race Equality Foundation
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
2p.
Place of publication:
London

Initial observations are reported from a questionnaire to review the provision of interpreting and translation services (ITS) in England, and how these services are likely to change in the context of the current health and social care reform and budget cuts. The short questionnaire was primarily sent to PCTs, although some ITS providers and service users were also consulted. Observations found most ITS provision was centrally funded; where PCTs do not provide ITS services they rely on ITS agencies. Whilst is was generally thought that provision was enough to meet need, it was not clear how local need was assessed. Feedback was inclusive on the impact of budget cuts.

Subject terms:
interpreting, primary care trusts, questionnaires, social care, social care provision, translation services, access to services, cutbacks, health care;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
England
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