Author - Portia Chauhan

Supporting BAME Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System 

Supporting BAME Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System  In 2016, the NHS published The Five Year Forward View For Mental Health. A critical part of the report was setting out pathways for people from BAME communities to effectively seek out mental health support while in the criminal justice system.   For many BAME individuals, mental health...

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F2F Interpreting Best Practice During a Crisis

Interpreting Best Practice During a Crisis  Popular forms of remote interpreting, primarily telephone interpreting and video conferencing, have been the saving grace for communication support as the UK moves through the different stages of the COVID-19 response.   The benefits of remote telehealth services are well documented, but even during socially distanced times, there are still...

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How can we ensure the NHS retain digital improvements post COVID-19?

How can we ensure the NHS retain digital improvements post COVID-19? The NHS have done a remarkable job tackling the greatest global health crisis in a generation, and the language industry has been forced to evolve concurrently to continue to provide communication support successfully. As the UK prepares to traverse the...

Lost in translation – Supporting BAME communities during the COVID crisis and beyond

When the news broke back in April that initial data recorded from UK hospitals indicated that BAME individuals were disproportionality affected by COVID-19, there was a sense of uneasiness in the language industry. As an industry which works with many BAME communities, these statistics were worrying. Data recorded from the...