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Primary Health Care: Translation Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 19th October 2015.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of translation services in primary care provision in (a) England and (b) Wales in 2013-14.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department does not hold information related to translation services centrally. National Health Service organisations have a duty to follow equalities legislation. This includes making sure their communities can understand information about the NHS services and that patients and clinicians can communicate with each other.

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