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NHS Conference - "Every Word Matters!"

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A conference on working together to improve interpreting in NHS Scotland

NHS Health Scotland is holding this conference on 4th November 2010 in Edinburgh as part of their work to improve the delivery of interpreting services across NHS Scotland, and to identify and achieve efficiencies.

Moira Paton, Head of Community and Health Improvement Planning, NHS Highland, will chair the conference. The day will include discussions and presentations relating to models for procurement and delivery of interpreting, approaches to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting in health, language and individual identity, and interpreting in a mental health service - when language is the core of treatment.

Four workshops will focus on key aspects for improvement, including standards for interpreting, opportunities for technology and other efficiency measures, and training for NHS staff in working with interpreters.

Elite Linguists is leading the workshop on national standards for interpreting.

(Download Programme, Adobe PDF, 64KB)