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Language analysis map

Understanding how language can play a big barrier in healthcare delivery

Language can play a big barrier in healthcare delivery – for example, by preventing people accessing healthcare in an effectively and timely way, preventing people understand what they need to do to support their own self-management, or by preventing people from understanding their treatment and medication, all resulting in suboptimal care.

Use the map below to gain insight into the languages spoken in your local area. 

It is helpful for patients to have time to digest information describing a test or procedure. Wessex AHSN have created a FeNO patient leaflet to help patients understand their test. You can access them from the resources linked below.