Letters Translation services

English classes are being cut

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39143.031296.1F (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:490
  1. Philip R Matthews, staff grade psychiatrist
  1. Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE
  1. prmatthews{at}doctors.org.uk

    Cutting translation services could be seen as “tough love” to help non-English speakers help themselves.1 In my experience of working as a general practitioner and as a psychiatrist with asylum seekers, they are usually very …

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