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22.05.2020

NHS & Different languages

Third year medical students from Imperial College London have joined with community, voluntary, health & social care leaders to respond to local needs in the era of COVID-19. They have embarked on many different projects that address a variety of barriers within local communities.http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/197237/imperial-mbbs-medics-deliver-action-plans/

One group of students planned to create accessible, captioned videos in multiple languages to reassure communities in North West London that NHS services continue to be safe to use during the pandemic. Targeted especially at BME communities, the videos will be shared on social media platforms, particularly on WhatsApp and Facebook. Abi Mahendran, a student participant, said:

“With A&E attendance 30% lower than in normal times, and with 4% of Londoners not speaking English well, we knew this might be a useful.”

 

 

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