Communication from BSol CCG 

Our local CCG have asked us to communicate the information below to our patients.

“The government has announced that all people over 18 are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine. We have been instructed to focus on the most vulnerable patients in the first instance. You will be contacted to invite you for your vaccine when we are ready to give it to you. We kindly ask that you do not call your GP practice and be assured you will be called in the forthcoming weeks for your vaccine.”

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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