The impact of health reforms on deaf BME communities

Author: Silver, Daniel and Patel, Esmail

Publisher: One North West and Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship

Publication date: August 2011

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This briefing highlights some challenges for deaf black and minority ethnic people around health, which could be increased under new reforms unless measures are put in place to address concerns.  It makes four recommendations that would lead to more equality within the emerging structures and access to health for all. These are:

  • provision of deaf awareness
  • provision of interpreters
  • translation of information
  • specialist Advocacy to complement HealthWatch.