GP's film shows new arrivals to UK how the NHS works

A Huddersfield GP has produced a 10-minute film to show people newly arrived in the UK how the NHS works.

The film, being launched at Manchester Museum on 30 July, covers how to register with a GP, making appointments, interpreters, repeat prescriptions and other issues.

Dr Pip Fisher, who works in a practice for socially excluded groups and helps asylum seeker and refugee health professionals requalify to work in the UK, got students to provide voiceovers in eight languages.

'I wanted to make the film because health staff and patients get frustrated when expectations of how the system works collide,' Dr Fisher said.

The film, part-funded by the Black Health Agency will be available on DVD and at www.blackhealth agency.org.uk.

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