How the ex-Gurkha community access and experience health and social care services in Reading

We surveyed 70 people and held four focus groups with 39 people, from the Nepalese community, with the help of community organisations.
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Key findings

  • 85% of the 70 people surveyed said they found it difficult to explain on their own, their symptoms to health professionals
  • 81% were not routinely offered an independent interpreter during GP or hospital outpatient appointments
  • Some people relied on family to translate, which meant they might not disclose some symptoms - such as a women who would not discuss gynaecological symptoms with her GP when accompanied by her son to appointments

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How the ex-Gurkha community access and experience health and social care services in Reading