Patient Information in Polish

Organisation : Muirhouse Medical Group
Grant Amount : £ 3,000

Our GP Practice has a list size of over 13,100. Of these 550 (over 4%) are Polish patients that need an interpreter, and there is a further number of Polish patients whose English is sufficient not to require an interpreter on a regular basis. These numbers are significantly above what is the case in other GP practices due to the demographics in Muirhouse.We are concerned that such a significant minority of our practice population find difficulty accessing our services and so wish to devise a range of information in Polish including not only relevant parts of our practice leaflet, but also some posters, a section on the website, and other information that highlights differences between the ways health services are accessed in Scotland compared to Poland. We hope to improve understanding of, and increase access to, the full range of health care services available from our practice.