What is NHS 111? NHS 111 is the number to use if you are not in an emergency/life-threatening situation but need medical help quickly. Find out more and how to use NHS 111 read our blog ‘What is NHS 111?‘
How are the NHS Improving Their NHS 111 Service? On Thursday 26th June between 10am and 3pm, the NHS have organised an event called NHS 111 Accessibility Event.
It is happening in Birmingham at The Signing Tree Conference Centre.
The aim of the event is to improve the NHS 111 service for Deaf and hard of hearing people. The NHS want to speak to people to find out their opinions and ideas on how the service can be improved.
BSL interpreters and speech to text reporting will be available.
Tickets are free, but you need to book a place by filling out the online form. If you need an interpreter or speech to text reporter, please make sure you write it down on the form.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or call 0207 9721150.
SignHealth Want NHS 111 to Use InterpreterNow
InterpreterNow is SignHealth’s video relay service that allows Deaf and hearing people to communicate by using an online interpreter. It is effective and works very quickly, meaning it’s perfect for medical situations when a face-to-face interpreter cannot be found immediately. We have proof this service works, because the NHS24 out of hours advice line in Scotland uses it, and it has been a real success. It has even saved lives.
If NHS 111 set up InterpreterNow, all Deaf BSL users would be able to access the service.