British Sign Language Interpreting Service

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The in-house team provides British Sign Language interpreters, lip speakers and other communication support to enable access for deaf people to primary care and community-based health services within Islington. It is a universal service, available where any deaf person meets the eligibility criteria for accessing primary care or community based health services within Islington.

Eligibility criteria


Patients registered at an Islington GP practice

How to refer


The Customer Centre has a videophone interpreting service at 222 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1XR.

Patients can contact the service by email on or by using the following alternatives:

Minicom: 020 7527 6067
SMS (text messaging): 07816 820795
Facetime: Facetime:// (Apple devices only)
Skype: Search for Islington Sign Language
Video calls also available but SignVideo app must be installed on computer beforehand

t: 020 7527 1900