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RPS interviewed by BBC Asian Network about how multilingual pharmacists are improving patient care

In an interview with the BBC Asian Network, Neal Patel, RPS spokesperson, welcomes the increase in the number of multilingual pharmacy staff in the UK as a way of tackling the language barrier with patients.

The Network reports that access to healthcare is improving for those Asian patients who speak little English thanks to increase in the number of multilingual pharmacists and pharmacy staff in the UK. More than a quarter of pharmacists in the UK have Asian backgrounds and there is now an increasing number of services on offer in pharmacies for Asian patients including translation services, culture-specific health advice, free weekly group walks and informal education sessions about how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Listen to Neal’s interview with the BBC Asian Network:
 

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