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The following links provide information leaflets and fact sheets on various  languages to patients, carers and health professionals by non-profit health agencies and organizations.

UK Sites


Health in my language - provides information about health and health related services in Scotland in different languages.


Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust language resource
A collection of translated information, provided by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


Department of Health : leaflets, consent forms on various languages 

URL:  http://www.dh.gov.uk/


Drug scope: Provides leaflets in other languages



Citizens Advice Bureau - Has information on other languages including benefits and housing, employment rights and discrimination, debt and tax issues: Bengali, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Gujarati, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish , Punjabi, Slovak, Slovenian, Urdu, Welsh

URL: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/languages.htm


Refugee Council: has multilingual information and fact sheets in Albanian, Arabic, Somalian and many other languages

URL: http://languages.refugeecouncil.org.uk/


Contact a family : Some useful information leaflets for families in Arabic, Bengali, cantonese, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu.

URL: http://www.cafamily.org.uk/


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust - Some Patient information leaflets in other languages

URL: http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/translations.asp?m=1#A


Diabetes UK - Provides information in different languages

URL: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Diabetes-the-basics/Information-in-different-languages/


The Baby Centre- Provides information about pregnancy and birth in Arabic, Cantonese, Gujarati, Urdu  and other languages


British Heart Foundation - Provides patient information booklets in different languages



British Liver Trust- Provides patient information booklets in different languages



Stroke Association -Provides information on preventing stroke in different languages



Macmillan Cancer Support - Provides information about most cancer topics translated into other languages


NAM AIDS Map - NAM is a HIV information charity, it provides information in other languages.


Non UK Sites

Medline Plus : An American site provides patient Information on multi languages.  

SPIRAL: An American site provides Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages: Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese

URL: http://spiral.tufts.edu/brochures.shtml


Multicultural Health Communication Service
Health information in more than 60 languages from the Government of New South Wales in Australia.


Stanford University Health Library
A comprehensive resource of health information in more than 50 languages, from Stanford University in the US.


Health Information Translations

Information in different languages on different health topics from Ohio State University.


Translated Information - Information on public Health fact sheets in a variety of ethnic languages from Region of Peel, Ontario.


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