Non-English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages

Access a doctor or nurse out of hours

Walk-in to one of two locations

Book an appointment or phone tel:0116 2432727

Evenings Monday – Friday after 6.30pm, weekends and Bank Holidays please call: 111

Walk-In Centre is available at the Merlyn Vaz centre from 8:00am to 8:00pm seven days a week.

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.

Calls are free from landlines and mobiles 111

(Get fast help from a pharmacist) with minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis etc.