Sign Language, Interpreting

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Royal Association for Deaf People

The CCG commissions the RAD to provide interpreting for British and Irish Sign Languages, hands-on signing, note takers, deaf/blind manual, communication assistants, lip-speakers and speech-to-text reporters. The cost of this service should never be passed on to the user. More information on the Royal Association for Deaf People website.


Provides instant help for deaf people communicating with medical staff. Online interpreting service is a live webcam link to qualified British Sign Language interpreters. The cost of this service should never be passed on to the patient.
t: 020 3317 2891

Eligibility criteria


  • Deaf persons requiring a Communication professional for their appointments 

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the RAD Interpreting Form and send by fax or email.

f: 0300 688 2627