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CORONAVIRUS


IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE, CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS EG: A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH or a TEMPERATURE OF 37.8 C OR HIGHER, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY, YOU SHOULD ISOLATE THE SICK FAMILY MEMBER AND ANY ONE ELSE IN THE HOUSEHOLD FOR 14 DAYS AND IF CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS  USE THE NHS 111 ONLINE SERVICE,IF YOU CAN NOT GO ONLINE YOU CAN CALL 111 FOR ADVICE AND GUIDANCE, BUT YOU MAY HAVE A CONSIDERABLE WAIT.  THOSE OVER 70, PREGNANT WOMEN AND PATIENTS WITH SOME LONG TERM CONDITIONS ARE BEING ADVISED TO SELF ISOLATE OR TAKE ACTION TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE THEMSELVES FOR, A YET TO BE DETERMINED, LENGTH OF TIME.

Communication Aids

Birmingham Integrated Language & Communication Services

The following services are available to practices through the BILCs team,  commissioned and funded by NHS Solihull CCG. 

BILCS website

As well as interepters BILCS are now offering additional services available to our patients free of charge
Specifically for LD and for Non Hearing Patients we can provide:

· British Sign Language (BSL)/English Interpreters (NRCPD Registered)

· Lip-speakers (NRCPD and/or Association of Lip-speakers Registered)

· Deafblind Interpreters: Visual Frame, Hands-on or Manual (NRCPD Registered)

· Speech-to-text operators (Palantype and SpeedText) (NRCPD/BIVR or AVSTTR Registered)

· Note-takers (electronic and manual [hand-written]) (NRCPD Registered)

· Deaf Relays (Language intermediaries for Deaf people who are not fluent in BSL)

· BSL/English translations (video, DVD, website etc)

· Translation including Braille Transcription (Provided by RNIB WebDocs platform)

· Sign Supported English (SSE) Interpreters

· Deaf Advocates



 
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