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Learn British Sign Language

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is offering staff an introduction to British Sign Language.

Over 10 weeks you’ll learn basic skills in using sign and communicating with Deaf BSL patients.

This is a real opportunity to learn new skills that can significantly improve the experience of Deaf people using our services.

“A BSL interpreter must always be booked for Deaf patients attending heath appointments and at key points during a hospital stay,” said Jac Ross of the Corporate Inequalities Team. “However, when the interpreter is not yet present, it makes a huge difference to our Deaf patients if someone can communicate simple things like directions or appointment times.”

The course will take place at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital from 12 October - 14 December 2016. Two time slots are available: 12 – 1pm or 1 – 2pm.

The course is open to all staff and no prior BSL skills or knowledge is required. Places are limited so book your place early! Closing date is Friday 30 September.

For more information, or to register for the course, email: [email protected] or tel: 0141 201 4560.