How We Work With The Health Sector

Medical appointments – either with your GP or at hospital, can be overwhelming at times. There’s often a lot of information to take in, and the time to ask important questions can be limited.

Communication and understanding are important to make informed decisions about health, investigations and possible treatments. Our experienced team of communication support professionals can support you at medical appointments and ensure information is made as clear as possible. These medical appointments can include: 

  • GP appointments 
  • MRI/CT Scans
  • Antenatal appointments
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology
  • Sexual health 
  • Long-term health issues

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You may need to book one or more of the following communication professionals:

  • Lipspeaker
  • BSL Interpreter
  • Speech-to-Text Reporter
  • Deaf BSL Relay Interpreter
  • Deafblind Interpreter
  • Notetaker

All of our communication professionals are NRCPD registered and follow a strict code of conduct. The Lipspeaker UK team can advise on the most appropriate professional to book.

Need to book a Lipspeaker?

Midwifery Matters

Many deaf families experience inequality during pregnancy and childbirth, which arises mainly from issues associated with communication. 

Our director Lesley Weatherson is the only qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter who is also a qualified midwife, in the UK.

Find out more about why midwifery matters and how our team can support you through pregnancy.

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