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Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) collaborates with local organisations to offer interpreter and translation services for communication between patients and clinicians. If you need an interpreter or translator, we will organise one for you. If we’ve scheduled an appointment for you and you would like an interpreter or translator, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Get In Touch.

Please keep in mind that having a family member or friend as your interpreter during clinical appointments may not be suitable. To make sure you fully understand the clinical discussions that may take place, and feel comfortable asking questions or discussing your concerns, we will always arrange for a neutral third party to assist with your appointments within our service.

Sussex Interpreting Service (SIS)
“Our vision is of an inclusive and diverse society where people of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds are able to live in harmony, play a full and valued role and enjoy the same rights. SIS exists to enable full access, for people with language needs, to publicly funded services in order to improve health, education and overall quality of life.”
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Vandu Languages
“Vandu Languages want to be the first point of call for quality interpreting and translation for public, private and third sector organisations in the UK and abroad. We want our customers, interpreters and translators to feel like Vandu Languages is part of their team, rather than just a service provider.”
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BSL Link for Communication
BSL Link for Communication is an interpreting agency providing professional NRCPD registered Sign Language Interpreters and other Language Service Professionals (LSPs) in Sussex and the South East. We also offer Deafblind interpreters, Relay interpreters, Electronic Notetakers, Speech to Text Reporters, Manual Notetakers and Lipspeakers. Our LSPs are experienced in working with Deaf and hard of hearing people.
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SMSKPE works with SIS, Vandu and BSL link to provide virtual, telephone and face to face services which allows patients to access any appointment offered and have meaningful dialogue with their clinician in their own preferred language.